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
OPENER: Feb. 16, Daytona
LAS VEGAS: March 1
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
OPENER: March 16, Melbourne, Australia
INDY RACING LEAGUE
OPENER: March 29, Homestead, Fla.
CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES
OPENER: April 20, Long Beach, Calif.
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