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Site: Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Schedule: Friday, practice, NBCSN (11 a.m.), qualifying (NBCSN, 4:15 p.m.); Saturday, practice (NBCSN, 11 a.m.); Sunday, race, 1:30 p.m., NBCSN.
Track: Pocono Raceway (oval, 2.5 miles).
Race distance: (400 miles, 160 laps).
Last year: Matt Kenseth held off Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon to win despite leading just two laps.
Last week: Kyle Busch won from the pole in Indianapolis to capture the weekend sweep.
Fast facts: Busch has won at every active Sprint Cup track except for Pocono and Charlotte. But Busch has posted four top-five finishes at Pocono, and he's tied with Brad Keselowski with four wins in 2016. ... Jeff Gordon will again drive the No. 88 car this weekend as Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to recover from concussion-like symptoms. Gordon was 13th in his return to the series last week. ... Kyle Larson grabbed a spot on the Chase grid by finishing fifth in Indianapolis.
Next race: Cheez-It 355 at the Glen, Aug. 7, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York.
U.S. CELLULAR 250
Site: Newton, Iowa
Schedule: Friday, practice (NBCSN, 5 p.m.), practice (NBCSN, 7 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (NBCSN, 4:15 p.m.), race, 8 p.m., NBCSN.
Track: Iowa Speedway (oval, 0.875 miles).
Race distance: (218.75 miles, 250 laps).
Last year: Ryan Blaney led for all but eight laps in a dominant run at Iowa's short track.
Last race: For the third race in a row, Kyle Busch won both the pole and the race. Busch has won seven Xfinity races so far in 2016.
Fast facts: Sam Hornish Jr. became the third driver with multiple wins at Iowa when he won there for the second time in his season debut in June. ... Josh Berry will make his 2016 debut in the No. 88 car for JR Motorsports. He was 12th at Iowa in 2014. ... Joey Gase drove the pace car for Saturday's race around nearby Des Moines on Wednesday, operating as an Uber driver for two hours. The proceeds will go to charity.
Next race: Zippo 200 at the Glen, Aug. 6, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York.
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
POCONO MOUNTAINS 150
Site: Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Schedule: Friday, practice (FS1, 12:30 p.m.), practice (FS1, 3 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (FS1, 9:05 p.m.), race, 1 p.m., FS1.
Track: Pocono Raceway (oval, 2.5 miles)
Race distance: (150 miles, 60 laps)
Last year: Kyle Busch picked up his first series win of 2015, holding off Kevin Harvick.
Last race: Kyle Larson won on the dirt at Eldora after a crash took out pole-sitter Bobby Pierce.
Fast facts: Brett Moffitt, the Sprint Cup rookie of the year in 2015, will drive the No. 11 truck for Red Horse Racing. Moffitt debuted for Red Horse at Kentucky, finishing 31st after engine trouble. ... Tyler Reddick, the series runner-up last season, has posted top-10 finishes in six of his last seven races after a slow start.
Next race: Unoh 200, August 17, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee.
HONDA INDY 200
Site: Lexington, Ohio
Schedule: Friday, practice, (10 a.m.), practice (NBCSN, 2 p.m.); Saturday, practice, (9:45 a.m.), qualifying (NBCSN, 2 p.m.); Sunday, practice (10:15 a.m.), race (2:45 p.m.), CNBC.
Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (road, 2.26 miles)
Race distance: (202.3 miles, 90 laps)
Last year: Graham Rahal took first in his home state, his first of two wins in 2015.
Last race: Will Power won for the third time in four races — with a second-place finish in between — in Toronto.
Fast facts: The IndyCar series visits its ninth road/street course of the season at Mid-Ohio. Scott Dixon has been dominant on this course, winning five times since 2007. ... Chip Ganassi Racing has won 10 times in Ohio, including six of the last seven races. ... Simon Pagenaud heads into the weekend with a 47-point lead over Power in the championship race.
Next race: ABC Supply 500, Aug. 21, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
GERMAN GRAND PRIX
Site: Hockenheim, Germany.
Schedule: Friday, practice (4 a.m.), practice (8 a.m.); Saturday, practice (5 a.m.), qualifying (8 a.m.); Sunday, race, 8 a.m., NBCSN.
Track: (circuit, 2.8.4 miles).
Race distance: (190.4 miles, 67 laps).
Last race: Lewis Hamilton took over the championship lead for Nico Rosberg, winning the Hungarian Grand Prix for a fifth time.
Fast facts: Ferrari technical director James Allison and the team have decided to part ways after three years. Ferrari announced the move on Wednesday. Mattia Binotto will take over. ...Nico Rosberg will attempt to become the first German driver to win back-to-back Grand Prix races in his home country. Rosberg won the last event at Hockenheim in 2014. ...Six of the last 10 races on this circuit have been won from the pole.
Next race: Belgian Grand Prix, Aug. 28, Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING
Site: Sonoma, California.
Schedule: Friday, qualifying (8:15 p.m. and 11 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m.); Sunday, finals, 6:30 p.m., FOX.
Track: Sonoma Raceway.
Last year: Antron Brown won for the fourth time at Sonoma in 2015.
Last race: Eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher finally broke through with a victory this season near Denver.
Fast facts: With a win this weekend, Brown would tie Doug Kalitta for the most wins at Sonoma Raceway. ... Brown leads the point standings, sitting 57 ahead of Kalitta. Schumacher moved to fifth, 229 points behind Brown, after last weekend's win.
Next race: Northwest Nationals, Aug. 5-7, Pacific Raceways, Seattle.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday, Hartford Speedway, Hartford, Michigan; Saturday, O'Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40, Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wisconsin.