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FEDERATED AUTO PARTS 400
Site: Richmond, Virginia.
Schedule: Friday, practice (10 a.m., NBCSN), practice (noon, NBCSN), qualifying, (5:45 p.m., NBCSN); Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN.
Track: Richmond International Raceway (oval, 0.75 miles)
Race distance: 300 miles, 400 laps.
Last year: Matt Kenseth held off Kyle Busch and pole winner Joey Logano to win the fall event at Richmond.
Last race: Martin Truex Jr. cemented his status a legitimate Chase contender with a dominant win at Darlington.
Fast facts: NASCAR officials said that the cars of Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman failed post-race inspection late Sunday night. Both finished in the top 10, and Newman is currently just outside the top 16 in the Chase. ... Tony Stewart met with officials after Darlington to discuss an on-track incident between he and Brian Scott, but Stewart said later that it was a "happy visit."
Next race: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, Sept. 18, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois.
VIRGINIA529 COLLEGE SAVINGS 250
Site: Richmond, Virginia.
Schedule: Friday, practice (8 a.m., NBCSN), qualifying (4:15 p.m.), race, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
Track: Richmond International Raceway (oval, 0.75 miles).
Race distance: (187.8 miles, 250 laps)
Last year: Chase Elliott picked up his only series win of 2015.
Last race: Elliott Sadler beat Denny Hamlin for his first career win at Darlington Speedway, which he dedicated to team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will miss the rest of the NASCAR season because of concussion symptoms.
Fast facts: Matt Tifft ran his first test laps this week since undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor in early July. ... Despite winning three races, a high for a series regular, Erik Jones sits just sixth in the point race. Jones has failed to finish three races, while Sadler, the series leader, has run every event clean.
Next race: Drive for Safety 300, Sept. 17, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois.
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
Last week: John Nemechek beat Cole Custer. Custer tackled Nemechek to the ground in frustration afterward.
Next race: American Ethanol E15 225, Sept. 16, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois.
Last week: Scott Dixon won at Watkins Glen, his second victory of the season. Will Power, who is second in the standings, crashed out of the race but has been cleared for the season finale at Sonoma next week. He and points leader Simon Pagenaud are the only contenders for the series championship.
Next race: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Sept. 18, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California.
Last week: Nico Rosberg beat teammate Lewis Hamilton by 15 seconds in Italy, closing within two points of Hamilton in the point standings.
Next race: Singapore Grand Prix, Sept. 18, Singapore.
NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING
Last week: Tony Schumacher won for a record 10th time at Indianapolis and for the 82nd time in his career.
Next race: Ninth Annual Carolina Nationals, Sept. 16-18, zMax Dragway, Concord, North Carolina.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday-Saturday, Gold Cup Race of Champions, Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, California.