NASCAR SPRINT CUP
THE SPRINT UNLIMITED
SITE: Daytona Beach. Fla.
SCHEDULE: Today, practice (Speed, 5-7:30 p.m.), Saturday, race, 8:10 p.m. (FOX, 8-10 p.m.).
TRACK: Daytona International Speedway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles).
RACE DISTANCE: 187.5 miles, 75 laps.
LAST YEAR: Kyle Busch won the non-points race, passing Tony Stewart at the finish. Busch won by 0.013 seconds in the closest finish in the history of the event.
NEXT: Budweiser Duels, Thursday, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
NHRA MELLOW YELLO DRAG RACING
SITE: Pomona, Calif.
SCHEDULE: Thursday-Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10 p.m.-midnight); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 8-11 p.m.).
TRACK: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
LAST YEAR: John Force raced to his 134th Funny Car victory, beating Mike Neff in the season-opening event.
NEXT: NHRA Arizona Nationals, Feb. 22-24, Firebird International Raceway, Chandler, Ariz.
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