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Chase Briscoe (14), Kyle Larson (5), Kevin Harvick (4), Austin Dillon (3), Daniel Suarez (99) and Corey LaJoie (7) crash into Turn 3 on the last lap of a race NASCAR Cup Series automobile at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, August 28, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo / John Chilton)

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NASCAR CUP SERIES

Cook the South 500

Location: Darlington, South Carolina.

Schedule: Sunday, race, 6 p.m.

Track: Darlington Raceway

Race distance: 367 laps, 501.3 miles.

Last year: William Byron won after starting sixth.

Last race: Ryan Blaney won his second race in a row and his third of the season on a crazy last overtime lap at Daytona.

Highlights: Tyler Reddick finished fifth and clinched 16th and final place in the playoffs, which begin this weekend. … Kyle Larson won the regular season championship with a 28 point lead over Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. Winless Denny Hamlin, who led the points most of the season, will start seventh on the playoff grid and Kevin Harvick, who won a record nine races last year but none this season, will start 16th.

Next race: September 11, Richmond, Virginia.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

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Location: Darlington, South Carolina.

Schedule: Saturday, race, 3:30 p.m.

Track: Darlington Raceway.

Race distance: 147 laps, 200 miles.

Last year: Brandon Jones won after starting eighth.

Final race: Justin Haley narrowly beat teammates AJ Allmendinger and Jeb Burton in a three-wide finish to win at Daytona.

Highlights: There are three races left before the 12-driver round is set for the playoffs. … Allmendinger overtook defending Series champion Austin Cindric as the series points leader by 17 points. Justin Allgaier is far third, 125 points behind. … Cindric has five wins against three for Allmendinger, but Allmendinger finished 15 in the top five in 23 races against 14 for Cindric. … Daniel Hemric, fourth, and Harrison Burton, fifth, did not win.

Next race: September 11, Richmond, Virginia.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

NASCAR TRUCK SERIES

In To Win It 200

Location: Darlington, South Carolina.

Schedule: Sunday, race, 1:30 p.m.

Track: Darlington Raceway.

Race distance: 147 laps, 200 miles.

Last year: Ben Rhodes won after starting fifth.

Final Race: Defending Series Champion Sheldon Creed dominated Game 1 of the playoffs, leading 142 of 163 laps and winning in overtime at the World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway.

Fast facts: Creed is just two points behind leader John Hunter Nemechek and one ahead of Rhodes. Three-time series champion Matt Crafton is fourth, just 22 points off pace. … Nemechek finished 22nd, five laps later. … The victory was Creed’s second of the season and the seventh of his career.

Next race: September 16, Bristol, Tennessee.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

FORMULA ONE

Dutch Grand Prix

Location: North Holland, The Netherlands.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday, practice, 6 am, and qualifying, 9 am; Sunday, race, 9 a.m. (ESPN)

Track: Zandvoort circuit.

Race distance: 72 laps, 190.5 miles.

Last year: did not run (pandemic).

Last race: Max Verstappen won the Belgian Grand Prix shortened by the rain where the points were halved.

Fast facts: The odd ending in Belgium saw Verstappen reduce Lewis Hamilton’s lead from eight to just three with 11 races scheduled remaining as their battle for the season’s championship intensifies. … The Formula 1 schedule has been changed for the remainder of the season with races in Turkey, Mexico and Brazil shifted by one week and the location of another race has yet to be decided. The change comes after the October 10 race in Japan was canceled due to the pandemic.

Next race: September 12, Monza, Italy.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

INDYCAR

Last race: Josef Newgarden won for the second time this season after starting third.

Next race: September 12, Portland, Oregon.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

NHRA DRAG RACING

Last event: Steve Torrence won in Top Fuel and Matt Hagan won in Funny Car in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Next event: September 1-5, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

WORLD OUTSIDE

Upcoming Events: September 3-5, Burlington, Washington. September 6, Elma, Washington.

Online: http://worldofoutlaws.com/sprintcars


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