Auto Racing at a Glance

March 15, 2013 

NASCAR SPRINT CUP

FOOD CITY 500

SITE: Bristol, Tenn.

SCHEDULE: Today, practice (Fox Sports Speed, noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports Speed, 3:30-5 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports Speed, 9-10 a.m., noon-1 p.m.); Sunday, race 1 p.m. (FOX, 12:30-4:30 p.m.).

TRACK: Bristol Motor Speedway (oval, 0.533 miles).

RACE DISTANCE: 500 laps, 266.5 miles.

LAST YEAR: Brad Keselowski raced to his second straight victory at Bristol, holding off Matt Kenseth on a late restart.

NEXT: Auto Club 400, March 24, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif.

NATIONWIDE

JEFF FOXWORTHY’S GRIT CHIPS 300

SITE: Bristol, Tenn.

SCHEDULE: Today, practice (Fox Sports Speed, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 2-3:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying; race, 2 p.m. (ESPN2, 1:30-4:30 p.m.).

TRACK: Bristol Motor Speedway (oval, 0.533 miles).

RACE DISTANCE: 300 laps, 159.9 miles.

LAST YEAR: Elliott Sadler raced to the second of his four 2012 victories, easily fending off Sprint Cup drivers Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski.

NEXT: Royal Purple 300, March 23, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif.

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

NEXT: Kroger 250, April 6, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.

FORMULA ONE

AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

SITE: Melbourne, Australia.

SCHEDULE: Today, practice (NBC Sports Channel, midnight-3 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Channel, 2-3:30 a.m., 1:30-3 p.m.); Sunday, race, 2 a.m. (NBC Sports Channel, 1:30-4:30 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m.).

TRACK: Albert Park (road course, 3.3 miles).

RACE DISTANCE: 191.12 miles, 58 laps.

LAST YEAR: McLaren’s Jenson Button won the season opener for his third victory in the event in four years.

NEXT: Malaysian Grand Prix, March 24, Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

NHRA MELLOW YELLO DRAG RACING

NHRA GATORNATIONALS

SITE: Gainesville, Fla.

SCHEDULE: Today-Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, Sunday, 1:30-3 a.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.).

TRACK: Auto Plus Raceway.

NEXT: SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, April 5-7, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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