Auto racing at a glance

April 18, 2013 


STP 400

SITE: Kansas City, Kan.

SCHEDULE: Today, practice (Speed, 1-2:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 4:30-6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 10-11 a.m.; 12:30-1:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (FOX, 12:30-4 p.m.)

TRACK: Kansas Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

RACE DISTANCE: 400.5 miles, 267 laps

LAST YEAR: Denny Hamlin raced to the second of his five 2012 victories, holding off Martin Truex Jr.

NEXT: Toyota Owners 400, April 27, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va.

Rank+/- DriverPtsBack
1. Jimmie Johnson269
2.+2 Kyle Busch25118
3.+3 Greg Biffle23930
4.-2 Brad Keselowski23534
5.+2 Carl Edwards23435


SFP 250

SITE: Kansas City, Kan.

SCHEDULE: Today, practice (Speed, 3-4:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 11 a.m.-noon), race 2 p.m. (Speed, 1:30-4:30 p.m.).

TRACK: Kansas Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

RACE DISTANCE: 250.5 miles, 167 laps.

LAST YEAR: James Buescher won for the first time in the series, passing Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski with 10 laps left. Buescher later won the series championship.

NOTE: Irmo’s Danny Efland is scheduled to race.

NEXT: North Carolina Education Lottery 200, May 17, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.

Rank+/- DriverPtsBack
1. Johnny Sauter135
2. Jeb Burton11916
3. Matt Crafton115120
4.+6 Rryan Blaney10035
5.+3 Ty Dillon.9837


NEXT: ToyotaCare 250, April 26, Richmond International Raceway.

1. Sam Hornish Jr.221
2. Regan Smith2192
3.+2 Austin Dillon2138
4. Justin Allgaier2129
5.-2 Brian Scott2129


Grand Prix of Long Beach

SITE: Long Beach, Calif.

SCHEDULE: Today, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 6-7 p.m.); Sunday, race, 4:40 p.m. (NBC Sports Channel, 4-7 p.m.)

TRACK: Streets of Long Beach (street course, 1.968 miles).

RACE DISTANCE: 157.4 miles, 80 laps.

LAST YEAR: Penske Racing’s Will Power raced to the second of his three 2012 victories.



SITE: Sakhir, Bahrain.

SCHEDULE: Today, practice (NBC Sports Network, 7-8:30 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 7-8:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 8 a.m. (NBC Sports Network, 7:30-10:30 a.m., noon-3 p.m.)

TRACK: Bahrain International Circuit (road course, 3.36 miles)

RACE DISTANCE: 191.53 miles, 57 laps

NEXT: Spanish Grand Prix, May 12, Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

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