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Site: Bristol, Tennessee

Schedule: Friday, practice, 10 a.m., practice, 12:30 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 5:45 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m., NBC.

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (oval, 0.53 miles)

Race distance: 266.5 miles, 500 laps.

Last year: Kevin Harvick won despite starting 24th.

Last race: Kyle Larson took first less than 24 hours after running sprint cars in Iowa.

Fast facts: There are just three races left before the playoffs. Chase Elliott, Jamie McMurray and Matt Kenseth currently hold the last three postseason spots. Kenseth's edge over Clint Bowyer is just 31 points though. ...Martin Truex Jr. is the driver to beat for the regular season title, which is worth 15 playoff points. ...Dale Earnhardt Jr. will race for the final time at Bristol. He swept Cup and Xfinity races there in 2004.

Next race: Bojangles' Southern 500, Sept. 3, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, South Carolina.






Site: Bristol, Tennessee

Schedule: Thursday, practice, 1 and 3 p.m.; Friday, qualifying, 3:40 p.m., (NBCSN), race, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN.

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway.

Race distance: 159.9 miles, 300 laps.

Last year: Austin Dillon notched the second of two wins in 2016 in Tennessee.

Last race: Sam Hornish Jr., on a very limited schedule this year, took first in Mid-Ohio.

Fast facts: Of the nine drivers currently inside the top 12 in championship points without a win in 2017, Elliott Sadler is the only one who has won at Bristol. He won in Tennessee in 1998 and 2012. ...Kyle Busch, Matt Tifft and Daniel Suarez will look to give Joe Gibbs Racing a series sweep at Bristol for 2017.

Next race: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, Sept. 2, Darlington Raceway.





UNOH 300

Site: Bristol, Tennessee

Schedule: Wednesday, practice, 9 and 11 a.m. (FS1), qualifying, 4:35 p.m., (FS2), race, 8:30 p.m., FS1.

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway.

Race distance: 106.6 miles, 200 laps

Last year: Ben Kennedy won his first career race.

Last race: Darrell Wallace Jr. won last week in his first series race since 2014.

Fast facts: Ryan Truex scored his second consecutive top five last week in Michigan. He finished fourth to move into seventh place overall. ...Kyle Busch, who won three straight races at Bristol from 2008-10, is scheduled to run Wednesday's race. ...The stages will run 55, 55 and 90 laps.

Next race: Chevrolet Silverado 250, Sept. 3, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario.





Site: Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

Schedule: Saturday, practice, 9 a.m., qualifying, 1 p.m. (NBCSN), practice, 5 p.m.; Sunday, race, 2 p.m., NBCSN.

Track: Pocono Raceway (oval, 2.5 miles).

Race distance: 500 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Will Power won as part of a stretch of four victories in six races.

Last race: Josef Newgarden won his second straight race and third of 2017.

Fast facts: Newgarden, in his first season with Team Penske, leads the championship with four races to go for the first time in his career — but three drivers are within 17 points or less of a tie for first. ...Only once since 1982 has the winner at Pocono gone on to claim the season title (Scott Dixon, 2013). ...Former IndyCar regular Juan Pablo Montoya will run full time for Penske in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the team announced Tuesday.

Next race: Bommarito Automotive Group 500, Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois.




Last race: Sebastian Vettel took first in Hungary.

Next race: Belgian Grand Prix, Aug. 27, Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps, Belgium.





Site: Brainerd, Minnesota.

Schedule: Friday, qualification, 4:40 and 7 p.m., Saturday, qualifications, 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., Sunday, finals, 4:37 p.m., FS1.

Track: Brainerd International Raceway

Last year: Brittany Force took first in Minnesota.

Last race: Antron Brown won the Top Fuel event outside of Seattle last weekend.

Fast facts: Brown took control of the championship race with a dominant performance during the Western Swing. Brown came within a round of sweeping the three-event swing for the second time in his career. ... Leah Pritchett won six rounds and racked up 242 points in her last three events. ...Veteran Terry McMillen is in eighth and closing in on his first playoff appearance.

Next race: Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Aug. 4, Indianapolis.




WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday, The second Leg of the Northern Tour, River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Saturday, Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas, Red River Valley Speedway, West Fargo, North Dakota, Sunday, Gerdau Magic City Showdown, Nodak Speedway, Minot, North Dakota.