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FEDERATED AUTO PARTS 400
Site: Richmond, Virginia.
Schedule: Friday, practice, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., (NBCSN), qualifying, 5:45 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN.
Track: Richmond Raceway (oval, 0.75 miles).
Race distance: 300 miles, 400 laps
Last year: Denny Hamlin won Richmond's fall race from the pole.
Last race: Hamlin took first in Darlington.
Fast facts: Richmond is the final race of the regular season. Martin Truex Jr. clinched the regular season title last week in Darlington after winning two stages. ... Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer and Erik Jones are among the drivers that must win this weekend to earn a playoff spot. ...Germain Racing recently announced that it had extended its contract with Ty Dillon.
Next race: Tales of the Turtles 400, Sept. 17, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois.
VIRGINIA529 COLLEGE SAVINGS 250
Schedule: Friday, practice, 8 a.m., qualifying, 4:15 p.m., (NBCSN), race, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN.
Track: Richmond Raceway.
Race distance: 187.5 miles, 250 laps.
Last year: Kyle Busch won after starting seventh — one of 10 wins in just 17 series starts.
Last race: Hamlin swept the weekend's events at Darlington.
Fast facts: William Byron is among six drivers who've clinched playoff spots. Byron has 17 playoff points, followed by Justin Allgaier with eight. ...Elliott Sadler has a 91-point lead over Byron but has just five playoff points. Still, Sadler will almost certainly clinch the regular-season title on Friday.
Next race: Chicagoland 300, Sept. 16, Chicagoland Speedway.
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
Last race: Austin Cindric took first in Bowmanville after spinning out Kaz Grala on the last lap.
Next race: Chicagoland 225, Sept. 15, Chicagoland Speedway.
GRAND PRIX AT THE GLEN
Last race: Alexander Rossi won both the pole and the race at Watkins Glen. It was Rossi's second career victory.
Next race: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Sept. 17, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California.
ITALIAN GRAND PRIX
Last race: Lewis Hamilton won his second straight race in Italy and took over first place from Sebastian Vettel.
Next race: Singapore Grand Prix, Sept. 17, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore.
Last race: Steve Torrence took first at the U.S. Nationals for the first time in his career.
Next race: Carolina Nationals, Sept. 15-17, zMAX Dragway, Concord, North Carolina.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday and Saturday, Gold Cup Race of Champions, Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, California.