Auto racing for Aug. 14-16, 2015

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Associated Press
August 13, 2015



Site: Brooklyn, Michigan. 

Schedule: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 3:45-5 p.m.); Saturday, practice (CNBC, 7:30-8:30 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 1:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network, 1-4:30 p.m.). 

Track: Michigan International Speedway (oval, 2.0 miles). 

Race distance: 400 miles, 200 laps. 

Last year: Jeff Gordon raced to the third of his four 2014 victories. 

Last week: Joey Logano won at Watkins Glen to complete a weekend Xfinity-Cup sweep and give Roger Penske his first Cup victory at the road course. Kyle Busch was second. 

Fast facts: Kyle Busch has won four of the last seven races. He’s 30th in the standings in 11 races since returning from a broken right leg and left foot. He must be in the top 30 after the regular-season finale at Richmond to qualify for the 16-driver Chase. ... Jimmie Johnson is tied with Busch for the series victory lead with four. ... Defending series champion Kevin Harvick leads the standings, 42 points ahead of Logano. ... Gordon is retiring at the end of the season. He’s winless this year. ... Kurt Busch won the rain-shortened race at the track in June. 

Next race: Iwin Tools Night Race, Aug. 22, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee.




Site: Lexington, Ohio. 

Schedule: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 12:30-1:45 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying, race, 2:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network, 2-5:30 p.m.). 

Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (road course, 2.258 miles). 

Race distance: 203.22 miles, 90 laps. 

Last year: Chris Buescher raced to his first series victory. 

Last week: Joey Logano won at Watkins Glen for his fourth series victory of the year. He also took the Sprint Cup race to complete a weekend sweep. 

Fast facts: Road racer Boris Said is driving Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 54 Toyota for the second straight week. The 52-year-old Said was fourth at Watkins Glen. He won a series race in 2010 on the road course in Montreal. ... Buescher leads the standings, 24 points ahead of Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon. 

Next race: Food City 300, Aug. 21, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee. 




Site: Brooklyn, Michigan. 

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Fox Sports 2, 2-3:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 8:30-10 a.m.); race, noon (Fox Sports 1, 12:30-3 p.m.). 

Track: Michigan International Speedway (oval, 2.0 miles). 

Race distance: 200 miles, 100 laps. 

Last year: Johnny Sauter held off ThorSport teammate Matt Crafton. 

Last race: Kyle Busch won at Pocono on Aug. 1 in his first Truck start of the year. He has 43 career victories in the series. 

Fast facts: Busch is back in his own No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. He won the Xfinity Series race at the track in June. ... Tyler Reddick leads the standings, 11 points ahead of two-time defending series champion Crafton and 16 in front of Erik Jones. Crafton had a season-high four victories. 

Next race: UNOH 200, Aug. 19, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee. 



Next event: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Aug. 20-23, Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minnesota. 

Last week: Tommy Johnson Jr. won the Northwest Nationals in Kent, Washington, beating Del Worsham in the Funny Car final. J.R. Todd won in Top Fuel, and Chris McGaha topped the Pro Stock field. 



Next race: ABC Supply 500, Aug. 23, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania. 

Last race: Graham Rahal won at Mid-Ohio on Aug. 2, holding off Justin Wilson on the final restart. Rahal cut Juan Pablo Montoya’s points lead to nine with two races left. 



Next race: Belgian Grand Prix, Aug. 23, Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. 

Last race: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won the Hungarian Grand Prix on July 26 for his second victory of the year and 41st overall. 


WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: Knoxville Nationals, through Saturday, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, Iowa. Late Model: Thursday, Delaware International Speedway, Delmar, Delaware; Friday, Potomac Speedway, Budds Creek, Maryland; Saturday, Winchester Speedway, Winchester, Virginia.

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