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Site: Loudon, New Hampshire

Schedule: Friday, practice (11:30 p.m., NBCSN), qualifying (4:45 p.m., NBCSN); Saturday, practice, (9 a.m., CNBC), practice, (11:30 a.m., CNBC); Sunday, race, 2 p.m., NBCSN.

Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (oval, 1.06 miles).

Race distance: 317.4 miles, 300 laps.

Last year: Matt Kenseth, who started 13th, beat teammate Denny Hamlin and a hard-charging Joey Logano.

Last week: Martin Truex Jr. jumped ahead on a late restart and held on to win the Chase opener at Chicagoland.

Fast facts: Truex clinched a berth in the round of 12 by winning last week. Truex finished fourth last season. ... Kenseth has won three times in New Hampshire, including twice in a row. He's currently seventh in the Chase standings. ... Rookie Chase Elliott has posted top-three finishes twice in his last four races. ... Tony Stewart would tie Jeff Burton for wins at New Hampshire with a victory. Burton had four.

Next race: Citizen Soldier 400, Oct. 2, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware.





Site: Sparta, Kentucky.

Schedule: Friday, practice (3:30 p.m., NBCSN), practice (6 p.m., NBCSN); Saturday, qualifying (4:45 p.m., NBCSN), race, 8 p.m., NBCSN

Track: Kentucky Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Ryan Blaney won his final race of 2015, one that saw five drivers lead at least 13 laps.

Last week: Erik Jones picked up his fourth win of the season at Chicagoland Speedway.

Fast facts: The first round of the series playoffs will begin in Kentucky. The opening round of 12 will also feature events in Dover and Charlotte. ... Jones is the favorite heading into the Chase after winning four races in 2016 so far. Jones is the first rookie with four victories since Carl Edwards in 2005. ... Richard Childress Racing has three drivers in the playoffs, the most of any team.

Next race: Drive Sober 200, Oct. 1, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware.




UNOH 175

Site: Loudon, New Hampshire

Schedule: Friday, practice (1:30 p.m., FS1), practice (3:30 p.m., FS1); Saturday, qualifying (10:10 a.m., FS1), race, 1 p.m., FS1.

Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (oval, 1.06 miles).

Race distance: 185.15 miles, 175 laps.

Last year: Austin Dillon won his only series race of the season at Loudon.

Last race: Kyle Busch led 95 of 151 laps for his first series win since April.

Fast facts: The trucks will kick off their inaugural eight-driver playoff this weekend. After three Chase races, the two non-winning drivers with the least points will be eliminated. ... Four drivers in the current Chase field finished second through sixth last year in New Hampshire, led by runner-up Matt Crafton.

Next race: DC Solar 350, Oct. 1 1, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.




Last week: Nico Rosberg won in Singapore, his third victory in a row. Rosberg is now by up 8 points on Lewis Hamilton.

Next race: Malaysia Grand Prix, Oct. 2, Kuala Lumpur.





Site: Madison, Illinois

Schedule: Friday, qualifying (4:30 p.m.), qualifying (7 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (3:30 p.m.), qualifying (6 p.m.), Sunday, finals, 4:30 p.m., FS1.

Track: Gateway Motorsports Park.

Last year: Antron Brown won at Gateway for the fourth time in his career.

Last race: Brown beat Doug Kalitta in the finals of the opening Countdown to the Championship event.

Fast facts: Brown, the defending world champion, has a 42-point lead on Kalitta in Top Fuel. Brown could easily build on that edge this weekend outside of St. Louis considering his dominance at Gateway. ... Kalitta is seeking his first world championship.

Next race: Dodge Nationals, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pennsylvania.




WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday, 4-Crown Nationals, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio; Saturday, Commonwealth Clash, Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, Pennsylvania.