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AUTO RACING: F1 returns to Canada; 1st time since 2019

June 14, 2022 GMT
Daniel Suarez celebrates his victory in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
Daniel Suarez celebrates his victory in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
Daniel Suarez celebrates his victory in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
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Daniel Suarez celebrates his victory in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
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Daniel Suarez celebrates his victory in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

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NASCAR CUP SERIES

Last race: Daniel Suarez pulled away from Chris Buescher in the closing laps on the road course in California to earn his first career victory in the series.

Next race: June 26, Nashville, Tennessee.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

Last race: A.J. Allmendinger led only six of 75 laps but beat Myatt Snider by 2.879 seconds for his second victory of the season — both on road courses — in the series debut at Portland International Raceway.

Next race: June 25, Nashville, Tennessee.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

NASCAR TRUCK SERIES

Clean Harbors 250

Site: Knoxville, Iowa.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 7:05 p.m. and 9:02 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 7 p.m., and race, 9 p.m. (FS1).

Track: Knoxville Raceway.

Race distance: 150 laps, 75 miles.

Last year: Austin Hill won after starting 13th.

Last race: Kyle Busch held off Zane Smith in a two-lap sprint in California to earn his first victory in the series this year, extending his record career to 62 wins and a streak of 10 consecutive years with at least one.

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Fast facts: Busch became the fifth non-regular in the series to win through 12 races. ... Defending series champion Ben Rhodes leads Chandler Smith by five points, Zane Smith by 12 and John Hunter Nemechek by 14 in the standings. ... Zane Smith leads with three victories, 10 top-10 runs and 269 laps led.

Next race: June 24, Nashville, Tennessee.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

FORMULA ONE

Canadian Grand Prix

Site: Montreal.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Saturday, practice, 1 p.m., and qualifying, 4 p.m.; Sunday, race, 2 p.m. (ESPN).

Track: Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

Race distance: 70 laps, 189.694 miles.

Last year: Did not race (pandemic).

Last race: Max Verstappen took advantage when engine trouble plagued Charles LeClerc and won in Azerbaijan, his fifth victory of the season.

Fast facts: Verstappen and Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez have combined to win the last five races and six of eight on the season. LeCerc has won the other two. ... Verstappen, the defending series champion, extended his lead to 21 points, now with Perez second. LeClerc fell to third, 34 points back. ... Neither LeClerc nor Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. finished, a first for the team since 2020 in Italy. ... The series has not raced in Canada since 2019.

Next race: July 3, Silverstone, England.

Online: http://www.formula1.com

INDYCAR

Last race: Josef Newgarden won at Road America, his third victory this season, and claimed a $1 million bonus for winning on an oval, street circuit and road course, while Marcus Ericsson reclaimed the points lead by 27 over Will Power.

Next race: July 3, Lexington, Ohio.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

NHRA DRAG RACING

Last event: Mike Salinas won in Top Fuel and Matt Hagan won in Funny Car in New Hampshire.

Next event: June 17-19, Bristol, Tennessee.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Next events: June 17-18, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

Online: http://worldofoutlaws.com/sprintcars

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