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NASCAR

MONSTER CUP

APACHE WARRIOR 400

Site: Dover, Delaware

Schedule: Friday, practice, 10 a.m., (NBCSN), qualifying, 3:40 p.m., (NBCSN); Saturday, practice,10:30 a.m., (CNBC), practice, 1 p.m. (CNBC); Sunday, race, 2 p.m., NBCSN

Track: Dover International Speedway (oval, 1 mile).

Race distance: 400 miles, 400 laps.

Last year: Martin Truex Jr. won after leading 187 of 400 laps.

Last race: Kyle Busch won from the pole at Loudon in the second event of the playoffs.

Fast facts: The four playoff drivers lowest-rated in points and without a win in the Round of 16 will be eliminated after the Dover event. ...Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski have earned spots in the next round. ...Jimmie Johnson, who could use a win to advance, has 11 victories in 31 starts at Dover. Johnson is currently seventh on the postseason grid.

Next race: Bank of America 500, Oct. 8, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NASCAR

XFINITY

USE YOUR MELON DRIVE SOBER 200

Site: Dover, Delaware

Schedule: Friday, practice, 12 p.m., (NBCSN), practice, 2:30 p.m., (NBCSN); Saturday, practice, 11:35 a.m., (CNBC), race, 2:45 p.m., NBCSN

Track: Dover International Speedway.

Race distance: 200 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Daniel Suarez took first on his way to the championship.

Last race: Tyler Reddick opened the playoffs with his first career victory.

Fast facts: Reddick beat teammate Brennan Poole by 14 seconds. The 1-2 finish was the first in the series for Chip Ganassi Racing. ...The Richard Childress Racing No. 2 Chevrolet driven by Ben Kennedy failed to meet the minimum rear-body ride height requirement. Ben Kennedy's 11th-place finish was ruled encumbered.

Next race: Drive for The Cure 300, Oct. 7, Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NASCAR

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

RHINO LININGS 350

Site: Las Vegas

Schedule: Saturday, qualifying, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., qualifying, 6:10 p.m., FS2, race, 8 p.m., FS1.

Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 219 miles, 146 laps.

Last year: Reddick, starting 16th, won in Las Vegas.

Last race: Top-seeded Christopher Bell opened the Truck playoffs with his fifth win of 2017.

Fast facts: Bell is on a roll. He has claimed three of the last eight races in the series. ...In addition to his 40 point lead, Bell has 32 playoff points. Johnny Sauter, who is second in the standings, is also second with 15 postseason points. ...Matt Crafton, Ben Rhodes and Austin Cidric round out the top five.

Next race: Fred's 250, Oct. 14, Talladega Motor Speedway, Talladega, Alabama.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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FORMULA ONE

MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

Site: Kuala Lumpur

Schedule: Thursday, practice, 11 p.m., Friday, practice, 3 a.m., Saturday, practice, 2 a.m., Saturday, qualifying, 5 a.m., Sunday, race, 3 a.m.

Track: Sepang International Circuit (circuit, 3.44 miles).

Race distance: 192.8 miles, 56 laps.

Last year: Daniel Ricciardo won after starting fourth

Last race: Lewis Hamilton won for the fourth time in five races.

Fast facts: Hamilton heads to Malaysia on a three-race winning streak. He now holds a 28-point lead over Sebastian Vettel. Valtteri Bottas is third, 51 points behind Hamilton. ...Sepang is considered one of the most technical circuits in the series. It features long high-speed straightaways and tight twisting complexes, but passing is a bit easier than at other tracks given how wide it is.

Next race: Japan Grand Prix, Oct. 8, Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka, Japan.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

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NHRA

MIDWEST NATIONALS

Site: Madison, Illinois.

Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 1:30 & 4 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 12:30 & 3 p.m.; Sunday, finals, 2:37 p.m., FS1.

Track: Gateway Motorsports Park.

Last year: Shawn Langdon took first just outside of St. Louis.

Last race: Doug Kalitta opened the playoffs with a win.

Fast facts: Steve Torrence has a 22-point lead over Kalitta in Top Fuel. Brittany Force is third, followed by past world champions Antron Brown and Tony Schumacher. ...Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also took first in 2016 at Gateway.

Next race: AAA Texas Fall Nationals, Oct. 11-14, Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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OTHER RACES

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Thursday-Saturday, Champion Racing Oil National Open, Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Online: http://www.woosprint.com/