Thursday, November 09, 2017 1:00 am
Monster Energy Cup
Schedule: Friday, practice, 1 p.m., (NBCSN), qualifying, 6:45 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, practice, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 2 p.m., NBCSN.
Track: Phoenix Raceway (oval, 1 mile).
Race distance: 312 miles, 312 laps.
Last year: Joey Logano won in Phoenix, but Jimmie Johnson rallied from starting 14th to win the championship the following week.
Last race: Kevin Harvick won in Texas for the first time.
Fast facts: Harvick clinched a shot for the title in Miami on Nov. 19. But so did series leader Martin Truex Jr., who led 107 laps last week before being passed by Harvick.
Next race: Ford Ecoboost 400, Nov. 19, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida.
TICKET GALAXY 200
Schedule: Friday, practice, 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN), practice, 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 12:35 p.m. (NBCSN), race, 3:30 p.m., NBC.
Track: Phoenix Raceway.
Race distance: 200 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Kyle Busch won from the pole.
Last race: Erik Jones led 137 of 200 laps to sweep the Texas’ series races in 2017.
Next race: Ford Ecoboost 300, Nov. 18, Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Camping World Truck
LUCAS OIL 150
Schedule: Friday, practice, 11 a.m., (FS2), qualifying, 5:30 p.m., FS1, race, 8:30 p.m., FS1
Track. Phoenix Raceway
Race distance: 150 miles, 150 laps.
Last year: Daniel Suarez started second and finished first in Phoenix.
Last race: Johnny Sauter took first in Fort Worth.
Next race: Ford EcoBoost 200, Nov. 17, Homestead-Miami Speedway.
BRAZIL GRAND PRIX
Site: Sao Paulo
Schedule: Friday, practice, 7 and 11 a.m.; Saturday, practice, 8 a.m., qualifying, 11 a.m.; Sunday, race, 11 a.m., NBCSN
Track. Autodrome Jose Carlos Pace (circuit, 2.67 miles)
Race distance: 190.8 miles, 71 laps.
Last year: Lewis Hamilton won both the pole and the race at Interlagos.
Last race: Hamilton clinched his fourth series championship in Mexico City.
Next race: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Nov. 26, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Site: Pomona, California
Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 12:45 p.m., qualifying, 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 12:30 p.m., qualifying, 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, finals, 3:37 p.m., FS1.
Track. Auto Club Raceway
Last year: Doug Kalitta took first in Pomona.
Last race: Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen won his first event in Las Vegas.