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MOTOR SPORTS SCHEDULE

NASCAR SPRINT CUP

THE RACE: Budweiser Shootout; Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway; 70 laps on 2.5-mile oval

WHEN/TV: 5 p.m. Saturday, Fox (Channel 5)

MORE TV: 10 a.m. Sunday, Daytona 500 qualifying, Fox; 11 a.m. Thursday, Gatorade Duel, Speed (Digital 329)

FAST FACTS: Nonpoints Shootout field includes 18 drivers who won poles last year and five previous event winners. … Sunday qualifying determines the front row for the Daytona 500 and starting order for the Gatorade Duel, which will set the rest of the 500 field.

NEXT RACE: Feb. 17, Daytona 500

LAS VEGAS: March 2

NASCAR NATIONWIDE

OPENER: Feb. 16, Daytona

LAS VEGAS: March 1

NASCAR TRUCKS

OPENER: Feb. 15, Daytona

LAS VEGAS: Sept. 20

NHRA DRAG RACING

THE RACE: Winternationals, Pomona, Calif.

WHEN: Today through Sunday

TV: Qualifying, 5 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2 (Cable 31), tape delay; Pro eliminations, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, ESPN2, tape delay

2007 WINNERS: J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Gary Scelzi (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock)

NEXT RACE: Feb. 22-24, Phoenix

LAS VEGAS: April 10-13, Oct. 30-Nov. 2

FORMULA ONE

OPENER: March 16, Melbourne, Australia

INDY RACING LEAGUE

OPENER: March 29, Homestead, Fla.

CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES

OPENER: April 20, Long Beach, Calif.

LOCAL

TODAY: Midnight Mayhem (street-legal drags), 7 p.m.-midnight, Las Vegas Motor Speedway

INFORMATION: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS.com, 644-4444), LVMS Bullring (632-8422), LVMS dragstrip (632-8459)

TIMES AND EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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