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This week’s rac­ing

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Mon­ster En­ergy Cup

Auto Club 400 (200 laps, 400 miles around a 2-mile tri­o­val), Auto Club Speed­way; Fon­tana, Calif. TV: Sun­day, 3:30 p.m., FOX. This week: Four races so far this sea­son, four dif­fer­ent win­ners shared by just two teams. Toy­ota driver Denny Ham­lin won at Day­tona and Joe Gibbs Rac­ing team­mate Kyle Busch won last week at Phoenix. Team Penske team­mates Brad Ke­selowski and Joey Logano won at At­lanta and Las Ve­gas, re­spec­tively, driv­ing Fords . ... No­tably miss­ing from Vic­tory Lane so far is Chevro­let. ... This is the fifth of 36 races on the sea­son, and will be the 30th run at Auto Club, which opened in 1997 . ... Martin Truex Jr. won this race last year af­ter start­ing from the pole . ... Five Fords are in the top 10 in the stand­ings, with three Toy­otas and two Chevro­lets . ... Busch leads the Cup stand­ings with 177 points, fol­lowed by Logano (171) and Kevin Har­vick (168). Xfin­ity

Pro­duc­tion Al­liance Group 300 (150 laps, 300 miles around a 2-mile tri-oval), Auto Club Speed­way; Fon­tana, Calif. TV: Satur­day, 5 p.m., FS1. This week: This is the fifth of 33 races this sea­son and the 30th Xfin­ity race at Auto Club Speed­way . ... Joey Logano won this race last year . ... Full-time Xfin­ity Se­ries rac­ers are 2-for-4 this year, with full-time Cup driver Kyle Busch win­ning the past two weeks . ... Chevro­let is per­form­ing well in the se­ries, with Chevy driv­ers hold­ing six of the top 10 spots, with two Ford’s and two Toy­otas mixed in . ... Tyler Red­dick leads the Xfin­ity stand­ings with 169 points, fol­lowed by Christo­pher Bell (165). For­mula One

Aus­tralian Grand Prix (58 laps, 191.118 miles around a 3.295-mile 16-turn tem­po­rary street cir­cuit), Mel­bourne Grand Prix Cir­cuit, Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia. TV: Sun­day, 1 a.m., ESPN. This week: This is the sea­son opener, the first of 21 races . ... Ger­many’s Se­bas­tian Vet­tel won the race last year in a Fer­rari, but ul­ti­mately fin­ished sec­ond in the cham­pi­onship to the United King­dom’s Lewis Hamil­ton and his Mercedes . ... Vet­tel is a four-time world cham­pion and Hamil­ton has five, and both are con­sid­ered top con­tenders again. Vet­tel is chas­ing the leg­endary Juan Manuel Fan­gio, who held the record of five for 45 years be­fore Michael Schu­macher came along and ul­ti­mately won seven. Schu­macher is the only tar­get left for Hamil­ton. NHRA Drag Rac­ing

Amalie Mo­tor Oil NHRA Ga­tor­na­tion­als, Thurs­daySun­day, at Gainesville Race­way, Gainesville, Fla. TV: Elim­i­na­tions, Sun­day, 7:30-10:30 p.m., FS1 (Tape De­lay). This week: The hot rods are back af­ter two of 24 events this sea­son, headed to Gainesville, Fla. for the Ga­tor­na­tion­als on March 14-17 . ... In the most re­cent event in Ari­zona, Billy Tor­rence won in Top Fuel, Matt Ha­gan in Funny Car and Jeg Cough­lin Jr. win­ning Pro Stock. Pro Stock Mo­tor­cy­cle de­buts at the Ga­tor­na­tion­als . ... Tor­rence leads the Top Fuel points with 178, fol­lowed by Doug Kalitta (172) . ... Robert Hight leads Funny Car (205), with Ha­gan (160) sec­ond . ... Bo But­ner is on top of Pro Stock (181), fol­lowed by Ja­son Line (157).

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