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FIRST DATA 500
Site: Martinsville, Virginia
Schedule: Saturday, practice, 11:30 a.m., practice, 4 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, qualifying, 12:05 p.m. (NBCSN), race, 3 p.m., NBCSN.
Track: Martinsville Speedway (oval, 0.526 miles).
Race distance: 263 miles, 500 laps.
Last year: Jimmie Johnson won from the second row.
Last race: Martin Truex, Jr. won both the pole and the race at Kansas.
Fast facts: Truex leads a playoff field trimmed to eight drivers with 4,069 points. Truex won twice in the Round of 12, picking up 10 playoff points. …Kyle Busch also advanced despite just one top-10 finish in the opening round. …Brad Keselowski, currently in third, won the spring race at Martinsville. …Kevin Harvick’s worst playoff track is Martinsville. Harvick, sitting in fourth, has an average finish of 16.2 in 32 starts at Martinsville.
Next race: AAA Texas 500, Nov. 5, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas.
Last race: Christopher Bell took first despite leading just four laps.
Next race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, Nov. 4, Texas Motor Speedway.
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
TEXAS ROADHOUSE 200
Site: Martinsville, Virginia
Schedule: Friday, practice, 1 & 3 p.m. (FS1); Saturday, qualifying, 10 a.m., (FS1), race, 1 p.m., FS1.
Track: Martinsville Speedway.
Race distance: 105.2 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Johnny Sauter held off Chase Elliott for the first of two straight wins.
Last race: Parker Kligerman, who didn’t qualify for the playoffs, won at Talladega for his second career victory.
Fast facts: Christopher Bell, Sauter, the defending series champ, Matt Crafton, John Hunter Nemechek, Ben Rhodes and Austin Cindric are the drivers qualified for the Round of 6. …Bell has 47 playoff points, including five points for each of his wins, one point for each of seven stage wins and a 15-point bonus for the regular season title.
Next race: AG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief, Nov. 3, Texas Motor Speedway.
MEXICAN GRAND PRIX
Site: Mexico City
Schedule: Friday, practice, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Saturday, practice, 11 a.m., qualifying, 2 p.m.; Sunday, race, 2 p.m., NBC
Track: Hermanos Rodriguez Autodrome (circuit, 2.67 miles).
Race distance: 189.7 miles, 71 laps.
Last year: Lewis Hamilton won from the pole in Mexico City.
Last race: Hamilton took first for the second event in a row.
Fast facts: Hamilton is virtually assured of the championship. In 17 races, Hamilton has nine wins, 11 poles and 12 podium finishes. His lead is 66 points over Sebastian Vettel. …Valtteri Bottas is 21 back of Vettel in third. …F1 first raced in Mexico City in 1963 and returned in 2015 after an absence of over two decades.
Next race: Brazil Grand Prix, Nov. 12, Autodrome Jose Carlos Pace, Sao Paulo.
TEXAS FALL NATIONALS
Site: Las Vegas
Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 2:30 p.m., qualifying, 5 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 2 p.m., qualifying, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, finals, 3:37 p.m., FS1.
Track: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Last year: Steve Torrence took first in Vegas.
Last race: Brittany Force won in Texas, closing the gap on Torrence in the standings.
Fast facts: John Force (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in Las Vegas in 2016. …Torrence is closing in on his first world title. Torrence, who has won eight events in 2017, leads Force by 57 points and Doug Kalitta by 76 points.
Next race: NHRA Finals, Nov. 11, Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Pomona, California.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday & Saturday, Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown, Dodge City Raceway Park, Dodge City, Kansas.