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NASCAR

MONSTER CUP

GEICO 500

Site: Talladega Superspeedway

Schedule: Friday, practice, 2:30 p.m. (FS1), practice, 4:30 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, qualifying, 4 p.m. (FOX); Sunday, race, 2 p.m., FOX.

Track: Talladega Superspeedway (oval, 2.66 miles).

Race distance: 500.8 miles, 188 laps.

Last year: Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon in Talladega's spring race.

Last race: Joey Logano picked up his first win of 2017 at Richmond.

Fast facts: Kyle Larson enters the weekend with a 40-point lead over Martin Truex, Jr. and is 52 points ahead of Chase Elliott. Truex has a series-high five stages wins in the first season of stage racing. ... Paul Wolfe, crew chief of Keselowski's No. 2 Ford, won't make the trip to Talladega. NASCAR fined Wolfe $65,000 and suspended him for three races because the No. 2 car failed the post-race rear wheel steer inspection after finishing fifth in Phoenix.

Next race: Go Bowling 400, May 13, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NASCAR

XFINITY

SPARKS ENERGY 300

Site: Talladega, Alabama

Schedule: Friday, practice, 11:30 a.m. (FS1), practice, 1:30 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, qualifying, 10:30 a.m. (FS1), race, 1 p.m., FOX.

Track: Talladega Superspeedway (oval, 2.66 miles).

Race distance: 300.58 miles, 113 laps.

Last year: Elliott Sadler, starting just ninth, took over on the final lap for the win.

Last race: Kyle Larson won for the second time in four races at Richmond.

Fast facts: The series will finally get an extended break after Saturday's race. The next time the second-tier circuit will run won't be until the end of May. ...Justin Allgaier won $100,000 in the Dash 4 Cash event last weekend. Allgaier led 157 of 254 laps before Larson got the best of him down the stretch. Still, Allgaier moved up to second in points.

Next race: Hisense 4K TV 300, May 27, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NASCAR

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

Last race: Chase Elliott opened April with a win at Martinsville.

Next race: Toyota Tundra 250, May 12, Kansas Motor Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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INDYCAR

PHOENIX GRAND PRIX

Last race: Simon Pagenaud won in Phoenix to take over the point standings.

Next race: IndyCar Grand Prix, May 13, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

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FORMULA ONE

RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Last race: Valtteri Bottas held off hard-charging Sebastian Vettel for his first Formula One win.

Next race: Spanish Grand Prix, May 14, Barcelona Circuit, Barcelona.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

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NHRA

SOUTHERN NATIONALS

Site: Commerce, Georgia

Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 5 p.m., qualifying 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 2 p.m., qualifying 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, finals, 3:55 p.m.

Track: Atlanta Dragway

Last year: Doug Kalitta posted his second consecutive win by defeating teammate J.R. Todd.

Last race: Steve Torrence won his ninth career event.

Fast facts: Leah Pritchett still leads the series despite losing to Torrence last weekend. She is 34 points ahead of Tony Schumacher and 68 up on Antron Brown. Torrence moved into fourth place. ...Ron Capps leads Funny Car and Greg Anderson has a 90-point advantage in Pro Stock.

Next race: Heartland Nationals, May 19-21, Heartland Park, Topeka, Kansas.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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OTHER RACES

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday, Show Me Showdown, Missouri State Fair Speedway, Sedalia, Missouri; Saturday, Kansas Outlaw Klassic, 81 Speedway, Park City, Kansas.

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