AUTO RACING: NASCAR Cup Series, IndyCar head to Indianapolis


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NASCAR CUP SERIES

Verizon 200 at the Brickyard

Site: Indianapolis, Indiana.

Schedule: Saturday, practice, 9:35 am, and qualifying, 10:35 am; Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m. (NBC).

Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Race distance: 82 laps, 200 miles.

Last year: AJ Allmendinger won after starting eighth.

Last race: Chase Elliott finished third on the track at Pocono, but was declared the winner when 1-2 finishers Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing were disqualified after postrace inspection.

Fast facts: Elliott has officially finished in the top two in five consecutive races, including three victories. His four victories overall are twice as many as any other driver, and he leads Ross Chastain by 105 points and Ryan Blaney by 111 in the standings. … Hamlin was the first Cup winner to be disqualified since April 17, 1960, when Emanuel Zervakis’ victory at Wilson Speedway in North Carolina was thrown out because of an oversized fuel tank. … Aric Almirola stands 13th in points but is the only driver to have been running at the finish of every race.

Next race: Aug. 7, Brooklyn, Michigan.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard

Site: Indianapolis, Indiana.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 3:05 pm, and qualifying, 3:35 pm; Saturday, race, 3:30 pm (NBC).

Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Race distance: 62 laps, 151.2 miles.

Last year: Austin Cindric won after starting second.

Last race: Noah Gragson held off Ty Gibbs in a 15-lap finishing duel to win at Pocono.

Fast facts: AJ Allmendinger posted his 16th top-10 finish in 19 races and remains the points leader by 16 over Allgaier and 22 over Gibbs. … Gibbs still leads with four wins. Gragson and Allgaier each have won three times. … Allgaier had led a series-best 534 laps; Gibbs is next with 459.

Next race: Aug. 6, Brooklyn, Michigan.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

NASCAR TRUCK SERIES

TSport 200

Site: Indianapolis, Indiana.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 10:35 am, qualifying, 4:30 pm, and race, 9 pm (FS1).

Track: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park

Race distance: 200 laps, 137 miles.

Last year: Did not race.

Last race: Chandler Smith won at Pocono for his second victory of the season, and Zane Smith clinched the regular-season championship.

Fast facts: Chandler Smith became just the second series regular to have multiple victories through 16 races. Zane Smith has won three times. … Zane Smith leads Chandler Smith by 15 points, defending series champion Ben Rhodes by 20 and John Hunter Nemechek by 21.

Next race: Aug. 13, Richmond, Virginia.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

FORMULA ONE

Hungarian Grand Prix

Site: Budapest, Hungary.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 8 am and 11 am; Saturday, practice, 7 am, and qualifying, 10 am; Sunday, race, 9 a.m. (ESPN).

Track: Hungaroring.

Race distance: 70 laps, 190,531 miles.

Last year: Esteban Ocon won after starting eighth.

Last race: Defending champion Max Verstappen won the French Grand Prix after Charles Leclerc crashed.

Fast facts: Verstappen leads LeClerc by 63 points and Sergio Perez by 70 through 12 races. … Verstappen has won seven races this season; LeClerc has won seven poles. … Seven-time series champion Lewis Hamilton finished in the top three for the fourth straight race, but has yet to win this season.

Next race: Aug. 28, Spa-Francorchamp, Belguim.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

INDYCAR

Gallagher Grand Prix

Site: Indianapolis, Indiana.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 9:30 am, and qualifying, 1 pm; Saturday, race, Noon (NBC).

Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Race distance: 85 laps, 207.32 miles.

Last year: Will Power won after starting second.

Last race: Josef Newgarden won on Saturday and Pato O’Ward won on Sunday in Iowa.

Fast facts: Newgarden has won one third of the races this season, but still stands just third in points. Marcus Ericsson leads Will Power by eight points. Newgarden and Scott Dixon are 34 back. … Power leads with three poles and six top-three finishes. … Newgarden collapsed in the motorhome lot Sunday at Iowa Speedway and will be evaluated before competing again.

Next race: Aug. 7, Nashville, Tennessee.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

NHRA DRAG RACING

Last events: Brittany Force won in Top Fuel and Bob Tasca III won in Funny Car in Sonoma, California.

Next event: July 29-31, Kent, Washington.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Next events: July 30-31, Weedsport, NY

Online: http://worldofoutlaws.com/sprintcars

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