MOTOR SPORTS SCHEDULE


SPRINT CUP

THE RACE: Ford 400, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.

WHEN: 12:45 p.m. Sunday, ABC (Channel 13), KCYE-FM (104.3)

QUALIFYING: Noon today, ESPN2 (Cable 31)

FAST FACT: Jimmie Johnson will win his third straight championship by finishing 36th or better, regardless of how Carl Edwards fares.

LAST WINNER: Johnson

2007 WINNER: Johnson

NEXT: Season completed

NATIONWIDE

THE RACE: Ford 300, Homestead, Fla.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2 (Cable 31)

QUALIFYING: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Speed (Digital 329)

FAST FACT: Points leader Clint Bowyer is 56 points ahead of Edwards.

LAST WINNER: Edwards

2007 WINNER: Jeff Burton

NEXT: Season completed

NASCAR TRUCKS

THE RACE: Ford 200, Homestead, Fla.

WHEN: 5 p.m. today, Speed (Digital 329)

QUALIFYING: 2 p.m. today, Speed

FAST FACT: Front-runner Johnny Benson leads reigning champion Ron Hornaday Jr. by three points.

LAST WINNER: Kevin Harvick

2007 WINNER: Ron Hornaday Jr.

NEXT: Season completed

NHRA DRAG RACING

THE RACE: Automobile Club Finals, Fairplex, Pomona, Calif.

WHEN: Today through Sunday

TV: Qualifying, 8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2 (Cable 31), tape; eliminations, 4 p.m. Sunday, ESPN2, tape

FAST FACTS: Jeg Coughlin Jr. needs only to make a qualifying run to retain his Pro Stock championship; Cruz Pedregon leads Tim Wilkerson by 12 points and Robert Hight by 39 in Funny Car; Tony Schumacher clinched the Top Fuel title two weeks ago in Las Vegas.

LAST WINNERS: Schumacher (Top Fuel), Pedregon (Funny Car), Coughlin (Pro Stock), Chris Rivas (Pro Stock Motorcycle)

2007 WINNERS: Schumacher (Top Fuel), Hight (Funny Car), Coughlin (Pro Stock), Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle)

NEXT: Season completed

INDY RACING LEAGUE

Season completed

2008 CHAMPION: Scott Dixon

FORMULA ONE

Season completed

2008 CHAMPION: Lewis Hamilton

LOCAL

TODAY-SATURDAY: Duel in the Desert (IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Legends Cars, Bombers), 6 p.m. each night, Las Vegas Motor Speedway dirt track

INFO: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS.com, 644-4444), LVMS Bullring (632-8422), LVMS dragstrip (632-8459), Death Valley Raceway (775 209-5291)

TIMES AND EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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