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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 11, 2019. AP Photo

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NASCAR CUP SERIES

MONSTER ENERGY OPEN & ALL-STAR RACE

Site: Concord, North Carolina.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Open & All Star), 11:35 a.m., practice (Open), 1:05 p.m., practice (All Star), 2:05 p.m., qualifying (Open), 6 p.m. (FS1), qualifying (All Star), 7 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, Open race, 6 p.m., FS1; All-Stare race, 6 p.m., FS1, All-Star race, 8 p.m., FS1.

Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 75 miles, 50 laps (Open); 127.5 miles, 85 laps (All Star).

Last year: A.J. Allmendinger (Open) and Kevin Harvick (All Star) took first at Charlotte.

Last race: Brad Keselowski won his third race of 2019 in Kansas.

Fast facts: The cars for this weekend's All-Star race will feature two elements that NASCAR might add to the Generation-7 car debuting in 2021. The first is a single-piece carbon fiber splitter/pan, while the second will require cars to be configured with a radiator exit duct through the hood designed to separate aerodynamic performance and engine temperatures. ...The All-Star race will increase from 80 to 85 laps and feature both a 15-lap final stage and a $1 million purse for the winner.

Next race: Coca-Cola 600, May 26, Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

XFINITY SERIES

Last race: Christopher Bell won his third race of the season at Dover on May 4.

Next race: Alsco 300, May 25, Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

TRUCK SERIES

NORTH CAROLINA EDUCATION LOTTERY 200

Site: Concord.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 9:05 & 10:35 a.m., qualifying, 4:35 p.m. (FS1), race, 8:30 p.m., FS1.

Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Race distance: 201 miles, 134 laps.

Last year: Johnny Sauter won from the pole.

Last race: Ross Chastain took first after starting sixth.

Fast facts: Chastain's win was his first in 66 starts in a NASCAR truck. He also has 22 top-10 finishes and a pair of poles. ...Last year's victory at the spring race in Charlotte kicked off a two-start winning streak for Sauter. He won the following week at Texas Motor Speedway as well. ...Grant Enfinger enters the weekend with a 13-point lead over defending champion Brett Moffitt.

Next race: Rattlesnake 400, June 7, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

FORMULA ONE

Last race: Lewis Hamilton won in Spain, his third victory in four starts.

Next race: Monaco Grand Prix, May 26, Monaco Circuit, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

INDYCAR

Last race: Simon Pagenaud won his first race since 2017 on the road course at IMS.

Next race: The Indianapolis 500, May 26, Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

NHRA DRAG RACING

VIRGINIA NATIONALS

Site: North Dinwiddie, Virginia.

Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 2:30 & 5:45 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 1:30 & 4:30 p.m., Sunday, finals, 3:45 p.m.

Track: Virginia Motorsports Park.

Last year: Steve Torrence took the finals in Top Fuel.

Last race: Torrence and Ron Capps topped the list of event winners in Atlanta.

Fast facts: Courtney Force (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also defending champions in Virginia. ...Pro Stock will be back in action this weekend after a 41-day break. ...Torrence has a 96-point lead over Brittany Force. Doug Kalitta is third, 115 points back of Torrence.

Next race: Route 66 Nationals, May 30-June 2, Route 66 Raceway, Elwood, Illinois.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

OTHER SERIES

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Wednesday, Gettysburg Clash, Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, Pennsylvania; Friday-Saturday, Morgan Cup, Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Sunday, Empire State Challenge, Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, New York

Online: http://worldofoutlaws.com/sprintcars/

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