FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX
Next Race: 4/20 San Marino Grand Prix, Imola (4.933 KM Track Length; 305.609 KM Race Distance; 62 Laps; TV Coverage To Be Announced; SPEED)
NASCAR WINSTON CUP
4/13 Advance Auto Parts 250, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA (0.526-mi. Oval; 500 Laps)
Jeff Gordon, in the #24 DuPont/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo, used his four-tire vs. two-tire strategy to edge out Bobby Labonte's #18 Interstate Batteries/ Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet with less than 10 laps to the finish, and a caution two laps from the checkered flag sealed it with the #8 Budweiser/DEI Chevrolet of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in third. Three Chevrolets were followed by Jeff Burton's #99 Citgo/Roush Racing Ford, and Hermie
Sadler's #38 M&Ms/Robert Yates Racing Ford to round out the top five. Gordon won from the pole, led 190 of 500 laps, and scored his 62nd career victory.
Next Race: 4/27 Auto Club 500, California Speedway, Fontana, CA (2.0-Mi. D-Shaped Oval; 2:30 p.m. ET; FOX)
NASCAR BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL SERIES
4/12 Pepsi 300, Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, TN (1.333-Mi. Concrete Tri-Oval; 225 Laps; 122.724 MPH Ave. Speed; 0.28-Sec. Victory Margin) David Green, in the #37 Timber Wolf/Brewco Motorsports Pontiac, passed the #21 PayDay/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo of Johnny Sauter on the last lap, to take his first Busch Series win since 1996. Green, the '94 Busch Series champ, is the first Series regular to win this year. The #46
Civil Air Patrol Chevrolet of Ashton Lewis finished third.
Next Race: 4/26 Auto Club 300, California Speedway, Fontana, CA (2.0-Mi. D-Shaped Oval; 4:00 p.m. ET; FOX)
NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES
4/12 Advance Auto Parts 250, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA (0.526-mi. Oval; 250 Laps; 66.921 MPH Ave. Speed)
In his second consecutive Martinsville win and his second consecutive Craftsman Truck Series victory, Dennis Setzer's #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet passed Chad Chaffin for the lead on lap 199, held on through four cautions, and ended up with a 0.947-second victory margin over 2nd place finisher Ted Musgrave in the #1 Mopar Performance Parts/Ultra Motorsports Dodge. Kevin Harvick overcame a 1-lap pit road infraction to place third in the #6 Kevin Harvick, Inc. Chevrolet. Setzer's victory also marked Chevrolet's 100th win in the Craftsman Truck Series.
Next Race: 5/16 Hardee's 200, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC (1.5-Mi. Quad-Oval; 8:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
NHRA POWERade CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING
4/13 O'Reilly Spring Nationals, Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, TX Top Fuel: Doug Kalitta, in the Mac Tools dragster with five straight #1 qualifying slots to start the season, finally broke through with a win over Cory McClenathan's New York Yankees/Berryman car, the 12th NHRA event title for Kalitta. Kalitta, with a 4.580, 323.43 to Cory Mac's up-in-smoke 6.832, 123.27, was their 17th meeting, with Kalitta now holding a 9-of-17 record.
Funny Car: Tony Pedregon's 22nd career win came at the expense of Del Worsham's Checkers-Shuck's-Kragen machine, as the John Medlen-tuned, Castrol Syntec-sponsored, John Force-owned juggernaut rolls on. Five feet was the margin of victory in a 4.963, 313.07 to 4.969, 302.96 decision, and Tony P. is now 20 of 28 over Worsham.
Pro Stock: In the first Ford vs. Chevy duel since 1990, Kurt Johnson's AC Delco Chevrolet Cavalier got the best of Scott Geoffrion's Blakeney Motorsports Ford Escort, with a 6.780, 204.79 to 6.795, 204.14 blast. Geoffrion was game, besting Johnson until half track, and then it was all Kurt to the finish line with another 5-ft. victory margin.
Next Race: 4/27 Mac Tools Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol Dragway, Bristol, TN (10:00 p.m. ET; ESPN2)
O'REILLY WORLD OF OUTLAWS SERIES
4/12 Feature Race, I-55 Raceway, Pevely, MO (High-banked, 1/3-Mi. Oval) Steve "The King of the Outlaws" Kinser, in his #11 Quaker State Maxim, won every race he entered Saturday -- the first Heat Race, the first Dash Race, and the 40-Lap "A" Feature, and now leads the O'Reily World Of Outlaws Series point standings. Craig Dollansky's #7 VMAC Maxim finished 2nd, with Danny "The Dude" Lasoski 3rd in Tony Stewart's #20 J.D. Byrider Eagle.
Next Race: 4/19 Feature Race, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH
INDY RACING LEAGUE INDYCAR SERIES
4/13 Indy Japan 300, Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi, Japan (200 Laps; 300 Miles; 129.090 MPH Ave. Speed)
While not the fastest, Scott Sharp's #8 Delphi/Toyota-Dallara was there when it counted, as the race ended under caution with Sharp in the lead. Second was Kenny Brack's #15 Pioneer/Miller Lite/Honda-Dallara, with Felipe Giaffone's #21 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Panoz G Force-Toyota in third. Sharp, the '96 IRL Co-Champion, has won at least once in each of seven consecutive
IRL seasons, this one marking his 8th Series win.
Next Race: 5/25 Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN (2.5-Mi. Oval; 200 Laps; 11:00 a.m. ET; ABC)
CART FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
4/13 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Streets of Long Beach, CA (1:56:01.792 Race Time; 90 Laps; 91.590 MPH Ave. Speed; 4.544-Sec. Victory Margin)
Paul Tracy, #3 Player's/Indeck Ford-Cosworth/Lola, won for the third time in as many races, but Michel Jourdain Jr.'s #9 Gigante Ford-Cosworth/Lola was the star, leading the most laps until seven laps from the finish, when a drivetrain problem ended his day. Adrian Fernandez in the #51 Tecate/Quaker State/Telmex Ford-Cosworth/Lola finished second, and Bruno Junqueira's #1
PacifiCare Ford-Cosworth/Lola was third.
Next Race: 5/5 Brands Hatch, Kent, United Kingdom (1.2-Mi. Road Course; 5/10 Delayed Broadcast; 1:00 p.m. ET; CBS)
AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES
Next Race: 6/29 The Atlanta Grand Prix, Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA (2.54-mi. Road Course; CBS Sports)
TRANS-AM SERIES FOR THE BFGOODRICH CUP
4/13 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Street Circuit, Long Beach, CA RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE
Next Race: 5/18 Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada (5/25 Delayed Broadcast; 2:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
IHRA HOOTERS RACING SERIES
Next Race: 5/10 AC DELCO U.S. Open of Drag Racing, Cordova Dragway Park, Cordova, IL (TV Coverage To Be Announced)
ASA AC DELCO CHALLENGE SERIES
4/12 Texas 250, Houston Motor Speedway, Houston, TX (.375-mi. high-banked Tri-Oval; 250 Laps)
Assuming the lead on lap 158, Kevin Cywinski #1 held off eventual runner-up Robbie Pyle #63 by a margin of 0.175 seconds to win his 11th ASA Series race, and his first this season. Rick Beebe #5 came in third.
Next Race: 4/19 BFGoodrich Tires 250, Concord Motorsport Park, Concord, NC (9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)
ARCA RE/MAX SERIES
4/11 PFG Lester 150, Nashville Superspeedway, Nashville, TN (1.33-MI. Concrete Oval; 150 Miles; 1:45:33 Race Time; 85.625 MPH Ave. Speed)
17-year old Kyle Busch, NASCAR Winston Cup driver Kurt Busch's younger brother, won here in only his second ARCA start. Busch, who led 84 of the 113-lap event, started on the pole in his #87 Ditech.com/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Frank Kimmel, in the #46 Advance Auto Parts/Pork Ford, finished adistant second, 2.406 seconds behind, and Brent Sherman in the #44 Serta
Mattress/Hickory Farms Ford with a career-best third place.
Next Race: 4/27 Salem Speedway, Salem, IN (.555-Mi. Paved Oval; No TV Coverage)
GRAND AMERICAN ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION
Next Race: 5/3 Phoenix 250, Phoenix International Raceway, Goodyear, AZ (Broadcast Time/Date To Be Announced; SPEED)
NHRA SUMMIT SPORT COMPACT DRAG RACING
Next Race: 5/4 Nitto Extreme Performance NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ (TV Coverage To Be Announced)
IDRC IMPORT DRAG RACING CIRCUIT
4/13 Lone Star Nationals, River City Raceway, San Antonio, TX
RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE
Next Race: 5/25 East Coast Nationals, Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville, MD
USAR HOOTERS PRO CUP
4/12 Lucas Oil 250 Presented by Hooters Air, Jennerstown, PA (250 Laps; 2:20:23 Race Time; 93.881 MPH Ave. Speed; 4/17 Delayed broadcast; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
Brian Ross' #42 Poynter Drywall/Odle Motorsports Ford Taurus outran Eric Corbett's #75 Fredricksburg Motor Sports/Clean and Shine/Larry & Sons Ford Taurus by .967 seconds, and Jeff Agnew's #73 NGA/Hooters Golf Tour Chevrolet Monte Carlo, to win the Lucas Oil 250 Presented by Hooters Air. Ross, the defending Miller Lite Rookie of the Year in the Series, passed Hal Goodson on
lap 161 to take the lead for good, and held on the final 90 laps for his sixth career win overall and first ever at Jennerstown Speedway.
Next Race: 4/18 Ace Speedway, Altamahaw, NC (250 Laps; 4/24 Delayed Broadcast; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
WRC WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
4/13 Propecia Rally New Zealand (3:45:21.2 Race Time)
Marcus Grönholm's Peugeot 206 WRC led teammate Richard Burns by 1 minute, 08.7 seconds for a 1-2 finish for the French automaker. Petter Solberg's Subaru Impreza WRX finished a little more than a minute behind Burns to take third. Reigning world champion Grönholm took a comfortable lead into the final day of the fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship event.
Grönholm was untroubled through Sunday’s six stages for his second win of the year, and his second consecutive win in New Zealand.
Next Race: 5/11 Rally Argentina
TECATE SCORE DESERT SERIES
Next Race: 6/1 Tecate SCORE Baja 500, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (TV Coverage To Be Announced)
CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING EXXON SERIES
Next Race: 5/25 Dresser, WI
BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION
Next Race: 4/27 Terrible's Town 250, Las Vegas, NV
SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS
Next Race: 4/14 Buffalo Bills Hotel/Casino 250, Primm, NV
BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
Next Race: 4/21 Modello Park International Racing Circuit, Naas, Ireland (2.268-mi. Road Course; 30 Laps; 68.04 mi. Race Distance)