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Auto Racing: NASCAR is Georgia-Bound; F1 leads Austria

Tyler Reddick reacts after winning the Quick Trip 250 after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.  (AP Photo/Mauri Gush)
Tyler Reddick reacts after winning the Quick Trip 250 after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.  (AP Photo/Mauri Gush)
Tyler Reddick reacts after winning the Quick Trip 250 after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.  (AP Photo/Mauri Gush)

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Tyler Reddick reacts after winning the Quick Trip 250 after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. ( Associated Press Photo/Mauri Gush)

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Tyler Reddick reacts after winning the Quick Trip 250 after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. ( Associated Press Photo/Mauri Gush)

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NASCAR Cup Series

Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart

Site: Hampton, Georgia.

Schedule: Saturday, Qualifying, 11:35 AM; Sunday, race, 3 pm (USA).

Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Race Distance: 260 laps, 400 miles.

Last year: Kurt Bush won after an eighth-place start.

Final Race: Tyler Reddick overtakes Chase Elliott and wins at Road America for his first win in NASCAR’s major series.

Fast facts: Reddick became the 13th individual race-winner through 18 events and the fifth-time winner this season. … His victory made 2014 Series champion Kevin Harvick, the fourth-place non-winner in the standings, the first driver not to make the 16-driver playoffs if the standings remained the same through the final eight races of the regular season. , … Elliott took a 33-point lead over Ryan Blaney and 35 points over Ross Chastain. … Blaney, Martin Truex Jr. and Christopher Bell are the non-winners in the top 16.

Next race: July 17, Loudon, New Hampshire.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

Elsco Uniform 250

Site: Hampton, Georgia.

Schedule: Saturday, qualifying, 10:05 a.m., and race, 5 p.m. (USA).

Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Race Distance: 163 laps, 251 miles.

Last year: Kyle Bush won pole position.

Final Race: Ty Gibbs crosses Kyle Larson on the last lap of overtime at Road America to take a series-best win for the fourth time this season.

Fast facts: Gibbs cut his deficit from 25 points to nine points behind leader AJ Allmender. Justin Algier is 34 points behind in third place. … Gibbs has won four times in 16 races this season and eight times in 34 races for his career; No other driver has won this season more than twice. … Allmender recorded his 14th top-10 finish of the season. Noah Gragson is in fourth place with 11.

Next race: July 16, Loudon, New Hampshire.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

NASCAR Truck Series

O’Reilly Ato Parts 150 in Mid-Ohio

Site: Lexington, Ohio.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 9:35 a.m., and qualifying, 3:35 p.m.; Saturday, race, 1:30 pm (FS1).

Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Race Distance: 67 laps, 151 miles.

Last year: First time at this venue.

Final Race: Ryan Preece resumed with 10 laps to go, then faced challenges from Zane Smith and Carson Hosever to win in Nashville for the second year in a row.

Fast facts: Preuss has two victories in just eight career starts. …Jane Smith is the leader of new points with 21 on John Hunter Nemechek and 30 on defending Series champion Ben Rhodes. … Smith also leads with eight top-five finishes, 12 top 10s and 339 laps. … the top five in the standings are the only series regulars to win races this season.

Next race: July 23, Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

formula One

Austrian Grand Prix

Site: Spielberg, Austria.

Schedule: Fridays, practice, 7:30 a.m., and qualifying, 11 p.m.; Saturday, practice, 6:30 a.m., and sprint, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday, race, 9 a.m. (ESPN).

Track: Red Bull Ring.

Race Distance: 71 laps, 190.42 miles.

Last year: Max Verstappen won from pole position, both times on consecutive weekends.

Final race: Carlos Sainz Jr. won the British Grand Prix, the first Formula One victory of his career, when a late tire change allowed him to walk away.

Fast facts: Sainz’s victory came in his 150th F1 debut. …he became just the fourth individual winner through 10 races, with points leader Verstappen winning six times. … Seven-time Series champion Lewis Hamilton led the laps for the first time this season and finished third, his third podium finish of the season. … Verstappen, who finished seventh after engine trouble, is 34 points ahead of Sergio Perez and 43 points ahead of Charles Leclerc.

Next race: July 24, Le Castellet, France.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

INDYCAR

Final Race: Scott McLaughlin beats defending series champion Alex Palu in Mid-Ohio, winning both seasons for the second time in his career.

Next race: July 17th, Toronto, Canada.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

NHRA Drag Racing

Final event: Mike Salinas won at Top Fuel and Robert Hight won at Funny Car in Norwalk, Ohio.

Next event: July 15-17, Morrison, Colorado.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

robber’s world

Next events: July 8, West Burlington, Iowa and July 9, Wilmot, Wisconsin.

Online: http://worldofoutlaws.com/sprintcars

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