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Qatar Grand Prix
Site: Losail, Qatar.
Schedule: Friday, practice, 5:30 a.m., and 9 a.m.; Saturday, practice, 6 a.m., and qualifying, 9 a.m.; Sunday, race, 9 a.m. (ESPN).
Track: Losail International Circuit.
Race distance: 57 laps, 190.549 miles.
Last year: Did not race.
Last race: Lewis Hamilton charged from the 10th starting position to win the Brazilian Grand Prix, ending the points leader Max Verstappen's two-race winning streak.
Fast facts: The victory moved the seven-time series champion to within 14 points of Verstappen, the race runner-up, with three races remaining. ... It was Hamilton’s sixth victory of the season. Verstappen leads with nine wins through 19 races. ... Hamilton was forced to start the sprint race from last place after being disqualified from Friday’s qualifying session due to a technical infringement by Mercedes. He was penalized again — and sent to 10th on the grid — for undoing his seat belts on the track.
Next race: Dec. 5, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
NASCAR CUP SERIES
Last race: Kyle Larson completed a dominating 10-win season by holding off Martin Truex Jr. for his first championship.
Next race: Feb. 20, Daytona Beach, Florida.
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
Last race: Daniel Hemric made the first victory of his career a good one, beating reigning champion Austin Cindric to win the championship.
Next race: Feb. 19, Daytona Beach, Florida.
NASCAR TRUCK SERIES
Last race: Ben Rhodes won his first series championship.
Next race: Feb. 18, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Last race: Colton Herta won the season finale at Long Beach, California, as Alex Palou wrapped up the series championship.
Next race: Feb. 27, St. Petersburg, Florida.
NHRA DRAG RACING
Last event: Steve Torrense won the Top Fuel championship and Bob Tasca won the Funny Car title in the Auto Club NHRA Nationals.
Next event: Feb. 17-20, Pomona, California.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS
Next event: Feb. 10-12, Barberville, Florida.
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