AUTO RACING: IndyCar opens in Florida; NASCAR heads to Cali

AUTO RACING: IndyCar opens in Florida; NASCAR heads to Cali

All Occasions Eastern NASCAR CUP Series Smart Energy 400 Web page: Fontana, California Schedule: Saturday,

All Occasions Eastern

NASCAR CUP Series

Smart Energy 400

Web page: Fontana, California

Schedule: Saturday, exercise, 2 p.m., qualifying, 2:35 p.m. Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m.

Keep track of: Car Club Speedway

Race distance: 200 laps, 400 miles.

Last yr: Did not race (pandemic).

Final race: Austin Cindric held off Bubba Wallace to acquire the Daytona 500.

Fast specifics: Cindric’s victory came in his eighth career get started in NASCAR’s top rated series. … Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. are second and 3rd in the standings. Truex received both equally stages. … A few-time 500 winner Denny Hamlin unsuccessful to end for the initial time in 17 Daytona 500s.

Up coming race: March 6, Las Vegas.

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NASCAR XFINITY Sequence

Production Alliance 300

Web page: Fontana, California.

Plan: Saturday, observe, midday, qualifying, 12:30 p.m. and race, 5 p.m.

Observe: Automobile Club Speedway.

Race length: 150 laps, 300 miles.

Past calendar year: Did not race (pandemic).

Previous race: Austin Hill gained at Daytona in his 1st start out as a comprehensive-time driver in the sequence.

Speedy facts: Hill edged in advance of A.J. Allmendinger just ahead of a warning froze the field, earning Hill the winner. … Allmendinger is the details chief by 4 ahead of Hill. … Defending series champion Daniel Hemric concluded 28th, 4 laps down.

Future race: March 5, Las Vegas.

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NASCAR TRUCK Series

Past race: Zane Smith received at Daytona in time beyond regulation after a 17-vehicle pileup on the last lap.

Upcoming race: March 4, Las Vegas.

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System A person

Final race: Max Verstappen passed seven-time series champion Lewis Hamilton on the final lap and received his first sequence championship.

Subsequent race: March 20, Sakhir, Bahrain (time opener).

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INDYCAR

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Internet site: St. Petersburg, Florida.

Routine: Friday, follow, 3:40 p.m. Saturday, observe, 9 a.m., qualifying, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, race, 12:25 p.m.

Monitor: Street training course.

Race distance: 100 laps, 180 miles.

Past 12 months: Colton Herta received from the pole position.

Previous race: Herta received the period finale at Extensive Beach front, California, as Alex Palou wrapped up the sequence championship.

Rapid points: This is the season-opener for the sequence. … Palou defeat Josef Newgarden by 38 points for the championship. … Palou and Herta shared the series direct with three victories each individual.

Subsequent race: March 20, Fort Truly worth, Texas.

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NHRA DRAG RACING

Last function: Justin Ashley won in Top Gasoline and Robert Hight gained in Humorous Vehicle in Pomona, California,

Up coming occasion: Feb. 25-27, Chandler, Arizona.

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Earth OF OUTLAWS

Upcoming activities: March 4-5, Paige, Texas.

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