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MONSTER ENERGY CUP
TOYOTA OWNERS 400
Site: Richmond, Virginia
Schedule: Friday, practice, 11:05 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. (FS1), qualifying, 5:30 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, race, 6:30 p.m., FOX
Track: Richmond Raceway (oval, 0.75 miles).
Race distance: 300 miles, 400 laps.
Last year: Brad Keselowski picked up his second win of 2017.
Last race: Kyle Busch won the weather-delayed race at Bristol.
Fast facts: It was the second win in as many weeks for Busch. He held off runner-up Kyle Larson, who led a race-high 200 laps on Monday. ... Busch has a 59-point lead over Joey Logano heading to Richmond. Kevin Harvick is third, but he has a series-high three wins and 12 playoff points. ... Ford says it plans to bring back the Mustang for the 2019 season.
Next race: Geico 500, April 29, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama.
Site: Richmond, Virginia
Schedule: Friday, practice, 8 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. (FS1), qualifying, 4:05 p.m. (FS1), race, 7 p.m. (FS1)
Track: Richmond Raceway.
Race distance: 187.5 miles, 250 laps.
Last year: Kyle Larson won despite leading just 10 laps.
Last race: Ryan Preece took first in Bristol.
Fast facts: Last weekend's race was just the second career win for Preece, who also won at Iowa in 2017. Preece pocketed a $100,000 bonus thanks to the Dash 4 Cash program for series regulars and was the fourth different driver to win at Bristol for team owner Joe Gibbs. ... Elliott Sadler, who has seven top-10 finishes in as many races, enters this weekend with a six-point lead over Daniel Hemric.
Next race: Sparks Energy 300, April 28, Talladega Superspeedway.
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
Last race: John Hunter Nemechek won at Martinsville on March 26.
Next race: May 4, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware.
GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA
Site: Birmingham, Alabama
Schedule: Friday, practice, 12:15 & 3:50 p.m., Saturday, practice, 11:50 a.m., qualifying, 4:05 p.m.; Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Track: Barber Motorsports Park (road, 2.38 miles).
Race distance: 207 miles, 90 laps.
Last year: Josef Newgarden held off Scott Dixon and Simon Pagenaud.
Last race: Alexander Rossi took control of the championship chase with a dominant weekend at Long Beach.
Fast facts: Rossi led 71 of the 85 laps in California for his third IndyCar win. He was also the first pole winner to win the race in 11 years. ... Will Power was second and claimed his 63rd podium finish, 16th-best in series history. ... Rookie Zach Veach was fourth as Andretti Autosport took three of the top six spots at Long Beach. ... Through three races, the top five drivers in the standings are from five different teams, with Rossi leading Newgarden by 22 points
Next race: IndyCar Grand Prix, May 12, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Last race: Daniel Ricciardo won in Shanghai, his third victory in three years.
Next race: Azerbaijan Grand Prix, April 29, Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan.
NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING
Site: Baytown, Texas
Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 5:30 & 8 p.m., Saturday, qualifying, 3 & 5:30 p.m., Sunday, finals, 4:35 p.m., FS1.
Track: Royal Purple Raceway
Last year: Leah Prichett took first in the 30th NHRA event in Baytown.
Last race: Steve Torrence picked up his second win of 2018 in Las Vegas.
Fast facts: Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) also won at Royal Purple in 2017. ... Pritchett won three times in her first five starts in 2017, including in Baytown, but she ended the season with just one more win and finished fifth. Prichett is looking for her first win of 2018. ... Capps has four career wins at Royal Purple, and Doug Kalitta has three in Top Fuel.
Next race: Four-Wide Nationals, April 27-29, zMax Dragway, Concord, North Carolina.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday, Riverside International Speedway, West Memphis, Arkansas; Saturday, Spring Classic, Raceway at I-55, Pevely, Missouri; Sunday, Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, Indiana.