Auto Racing at a Glance

March 21, 2013 

NASCAR SPRINT CUP

AUTO CLUB 400

SITE: Fontana, Calif.

SCHEDULE: Today, practice (Fox Sports Speed, 2:30-4:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports Speed, 7-9 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports Speed, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; 3:30-4:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (FOX, 2:30-6 p.m.).

TRACK: Auto Club Speedway (oval, 2.0 miles).

RACE DISTANCE: 400 miles, 200 laps.

LAST YEAR: Tony Stewart raced to the second of his three 2012 victories, beating Kyle Busch in the rain-shortened event.

NEXT: STP Gas Booster 500, April 7, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.

Rank+/- DriverPts. Back
1.+1  Brad Keselowski 166
2. +1  Dale Earnhardt Jr 157 9
3. -2  Jimmie Johnson151 15
4. +5  Clint Bowyer128 38
5. +3  Greg Biffle 126 40

NATIONWIDE

ROYAL PURPLE 300

SITE: Fontana, Calif.

SCHEDULE: Today, practice (Fox Sports Speed, 4:30-7 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports Speed, 1:30-3:30 p.m.), race, 5 (ESPN, 4:30-7:30 p.m.).

TRACK: Auto Club Speedway (oval, 2.0 miles).

RACE DISTANCE: 300 miles, 150 laps.

LAST YEAR: Joey Logano held off Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for the first of his series-high nine victories in his final season with Joe Gibbs Racing.

NEXT: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, April 12, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas.

Rank+/- DriverPts. Back
1. Sam Hornish Jr 167
2.  Justin Allgaier 14522
3. 1 Brian Scott 14225
4. 1 Regan Smith 14126
5. 2 Brian Vickers 13730

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

NEXT: Kroger 250, April 6, Martinsville Speedway.

Rank+/-  DriverPts. Back
1. Johnny Sauter 47
2.  Ron Hornaday Jr 416
3.  Justin Lofton 416
4.  Ty Dillon 407
5.  Jeb Burton 398

IZOD INDYCAR

GRAND PRIX OF

ST. PETERSBURG

SITE: St. Petersburg, Fla.

SCHEDULE: Today, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 2:30-3:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 12:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network, noon-3 p.m.).

TRACK: Streets of St. Petersburg (street course, 1.81 miles).

RACE DISTANCE: 181 miles, 100 laps.

LAST YEAR: Penske Racing’s Helio Castroneves won the season-opening race for his first victory since September 2010.

NEXT: Grand Prix of Alabama, April 7, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Ala.

FORMULA ONE

MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

SITE: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

SCHEDULE: Today, practice (NBC Sports Network, 2-3:30 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 4-5:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 4 a.m. (NBC Sports Network, 3:30-6 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m.).

TRACK: Sepang International Circuit (road course, 3.44 miles).

RACE DISTANCE: 192.88 miles, 56 laps.

LAST YEAR: Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso raced to the first of his three 2012 victories.

NEXT: Chinese Grand Prix, April 14, Shanghai.

The Associated Press

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