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Brazilian Grand Prix
Site: Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Schedule: Friday, practice, 10:30 a.m., and qualifying, 2 p.m.; Saturday, practice, 10 a.m., and sprint, 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, race, Noon (ESPN).
Track: Autódromo José Carlos Pace.
Race distance: 71 laps, 190.064 miles).
Last year: Did not race (pandemic).
Last race: Max Verstappen passed Mercedes teammates Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap in Mexico and went on to win by more than 16 seconds over Hamilton to extend his championship points lead.
Fast facts: Verstappen's victory was his ninth of the season — in 18 races — and 10th in the last 19. The streak has come after he ended an 11-race winless streak. ... He extended his points lead over seven-time champion Hamilton, the race runner-up, to 19 points with four races remaining. ... Verstappen has led 569 laps this season. Hamilton is next with 154.
Next race: Nov. 21, Losail, Qatar.
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 monumental 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 Torrence won in Top Fuel and Cruz Pedregon won in Funny Car in Las Vegas.
Next event: Nov. 11-14, NHRA Finals, Pomona, California.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS
Next events: Feb. 10-12, Barberville, Florida.
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