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AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance



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NASCAR

SPRINT CUP

KOBALT 400

Site: Las Vegas.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 2-3:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 6:30-8 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 2, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.); Sunday, 3 p.m. (Fox, 2:30-6 p.m.).

Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 400.5 miles, 267 laps.

Last year: Matt Kenseth won in his third start for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Last week: Kevin Harvick raced to his second straight victory at Phoenix International Raceway, leading 224 of 312 laps. He's in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing.

Fast facts: Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the season-opening Daytona 500 and finished second in Phoenix. ... Jimmie Johnson has a record four victories in Las Vegas. ... Kyle Busch won the 2009 race at his home track. ... Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in an accident at the track in the 2011 IndyCar finale.

Next race: Food City 500, March 16, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NATIONWIDE

BOYD GAMING 300

Site: Las Vegas.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 2, 12:30-2 p.m.), race, 4:15 p.m. (4-7 p.m.).

Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: Sam Hornish Jr. held off Kyle Busch on two late restarts.

Last week: Busch won the rain-shortened Phoenix race to become the first driver to win three straight Nationwide events at the track. Busch has a series-record 64 victories.

Fast facts: Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. is driving the No. 88 Chevrolet. ... Busch is winless in Nationwide competition at his home track. ... Regan Smith won the season-opening race at Daytona. ... Truck champion Matt Crafton is racing.

Next race: Drive to Stop Diabetes 300, March 15, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

Next race: Kroger 250, March 29, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.

Last race: Kyle Busch won at Daytona on Feb. 21 to become the first driver to win Truck, ARCA, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at the track.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING

Next event: NHRA Gatornationals, March 13-16, Auto Plus Raceway At Gainesville, Gainesville, Fla.

Last event: Alexis DeJoria raced to her first career Funny Car victory Feb. 23 in Chandler, Ariz. Antron Brown won in Top Fuel and Allen Johnson topped the Pro Stock field.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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OTHER RACES

WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: FVP Outlaw Showdown, Thursday, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, Las Vegas; NAPA Wildcat Shootout, Saturday, Tucson International Raceway, Tucson, Ariz. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com

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