Destination Auto Racing

April 17, 2006|By PETER BLAIR

NASCAR

NEXTEL CUP

Subway Fresh 500

Site -- Phoenix

When -- Saturday, 8:25 p.m.

TV -- Ch. 45 (8 p.m.)

Track -- Phoenix International Raceway (1-mile oval)

Distance -- 312 laps, 312 miles (502.1 km)

2005 winner -- Kurt Busch

2005 pole-sitter -- Jeff Gordon

Last year -- Busch, who started second, led 219 of 312 laps and beat Michael Waltrip by 2.315 seconds in the first Nextel Cup night race at the track. Jeff Burton was third.

INDY RACING

LEAGUE

Indy Japan 300

Site -- Motegi, Japan

When -- Saturday, 12:01 a.m.

TV -- ESPN (Saturday, noon, tape delay)

Track -- Twin Ring Motegi (1.5-mile egg-shaped oval)

Distance -- 200 laps, 300 miles

2005 winner -- Dan Wheldon

Last year -- Wheldon beat Scott Sharp by 3.4612 seconds. Danica Patrick finished fourth.

FORMULA

ONE

Grand Prix of San Marino

Site -- San Marino, Italy

When -- Sunday, 8 a.m.

TV -- SPEED (April 30, 1 p.m., tape delay)

Track -- Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari (3.065-mile closed circuit)

Distance -- 62 laps, 190.043 miles

2005 winner -- Fernando Alonso

Last year -- Alonso started second and edged Michael Schumacher by 0.2 of a second.

CHAMP CAR

WORLD SERIES

Next race -- Grand Prix of Houston

Site -- Houston

When -- May 13

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