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© St. Petersburg Times, published October 19, 2000


Winston Cup

WHAT: Pop Secret Microwave 400.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Friday, first-round qualifying, 2 p.m.; Saturday, second-round qualifying, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, race (12:30 p.m., TNN); Rockingham, N.C.

1999 WINNER: Jeff Burton.

FAST FACTS: The race has been won from the pole five times, most recently by Kyle Petty in 1992. ... Mark Martin and Petty lead with five poles. ... Junior Johnson leads owners with 14 victories at The Rock. ... Matt Kenseth leads Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 27 points in the rookie standings.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Bobby Labonte, 4,537; 2. Dale Earnhardt, 4,327; 3. Jeff Burton, 4,229; 4. Dale Jarrett, 4,135; 5. Ricky Rudd, 4,102; 6. Tony Stewart, 4,064; 7. Martin, 3,999; 8. Rusty Wallace, 3,955; 9. Jeff Gordon, 3,729; 10. Ward Burton 3,667.

Busch Grand National

WHAT: Rockingham 200.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Friday, qualifying, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday, race (2 p.m., TNN); Rockingham, N.C.

1999 WINNER: Mark Martin.

FAST FACTS: The race has been won from the pole four times, but not since Ernie Irvan in 1991. ... Martin has won the fall race six times. ... The fall race has been won from the pole 11 times. ... If leader Jeff Green gains 29 points more than Jason Keller, he will win the championship.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Green, 4,320; 2. Keller, 3,794; 3. Todd Bodine, 3,618; 4. Kevin Harvick, 3,617; 5. Ron Hornaday, 3,410; 6. Elton Sawyer, 3,322; 7. Randy LaJoie, 3,181; 8. David Green, 2,944; 9. Casey Atwood, 2,883; 10. Kevin Grubb, 2,808.

Formula One

WHAT: Malaysian Grand Prix.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Saturday, qualifying (1 a.m., Speedvision); Sunday, race (2:30 a.m., Speedvision and Fox Sports Net); Kuala Lumpur.

1999 WINNER: Eddie Irvine.

FAST FACTS: Mika Hakkinen initially was declared the winner last year after Ferrari teammates Irvine and Michael Schumacher, who crossed the finish line first and second, were disqualified for technical violations. But an appeal by Ferrari was upheld, returning the victory to Irvine. ... This is the final event of the season. ... Schumacher won his first title since 1995 and the first for Ferrari in 21 years. He won titles with the Benetton team in 1994 and 1995.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Schumacher, 98; 2. Hakkinen, 86; 3. David Coulthard, 67; 4. Rubens Barrichello, 58; 5. Ralf Schumacher, 24; 6. Giancarlo Fisichella, 18; 7. Jacques Villeneuve, 15; 8. Jenson Button, 12; 9. Heinz-Harald Frentzen, 11; 10. Jarno Trulli, 6; (tie) Mika Salo, 6.

NHRA

WHAT: O'Reilly Fall Nationals.

WHEN/WHERE/TV: Friday, first-round qualifying, 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, second-round qualifying, noon; Sunday, final eliminations, noon (1:30 p.m., ESPN2); Ennis, Texas.

1999 WINNER: Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Warren Johnson (Pro Stock), Brad Jeter (Pro Stock Truck).

FAST FACTS: There are two events remaining after this week. ... The track opened in 1986.

POINTS STANDINGS: (Top Fuel) 1. Gary Scelzi, 1,663; 2. Schumacher, 1,537; 3. Larry Dixon, 1,440; 4. Joe Amato, 1,281; 5. Doug Kalitta, 1,269; 6. Kenny Bernstein, 1,177; 7. Cory McClenathan, 1,008; 8. Bob Vandergriff, 873; 9. Doug Herbert, 807; 10. David Grubnic, 733. (Funny Car) 1. Force, 1,659; 2. Ron Capps, 1,369; 3. Jerry Toliver, 1,353; 4. Tony Pedregon, 1,201; 5. Jim Epler, 1,142; 6. Scotty Cannon, 998; 7. Whit Bazemore, 969; 8. Del Worsham, 937; 9. Dean Skuza, 874; 10. Bruce Sarver, 871. (Pro Stock) 1. Jeg Coughlin Jr., 1,827; 2. Kurt Johnson, 1,295; 3. Ron Krisher, 1,267; 4. Johnson, 1,239; 5. Mark Pawuk, 1,052; 6. Troy Coughlin, 1,009; 7. Richie Stevens, 957; 8. Jim Yates, 926; 9. Darrell Alderman, 811; 10. Bruce Allen, 768. (Pro Motorcycle) 1. Angelle Seeling, 1,140; 2. Matt Hines, 1,002; 3. Tony Mullen, 881; 4. Antron Brown, 842; 5. David Schultz, 711; 6. Geno Scali, 664; 7. Craig Treble, 663; 8. Shawn Gann, 457; 9. Blaine Hale, 401; 10. Reggie Showers, 375. (Pro Stock Truck) 1. Bob Panella, 1,221; 2. Randy Daniels, 991; 3. John Coughlin, 738; 4. Greg Stanfield, 672; 5. Steve Johns, 663; 6. Mike Coughlin, 578; 7. Brian Self, 565; 8. Jeff Gracia, 506; 9. Rick Jones, 488; 10. John Lingenfelter, 454.

Craftsman Trucks

UP NEXT: California 200, Oct. 28, Fontana.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Greg Biffle, 3,666; 2. Kurt Busch, 3,416; 3. Andy Houston, 3,386; 4. Mike Wallace, 3,383; 5. Jack Sprague, 3,156; 6. Joe Rutman, 3,108; 7. Dennis Setzer, 3,084; 8. Randy Tolsma, 3,054; 9. Steve Grissom, 3,004; 10. Bryan Reffner, 2,998.

CART

UP NEXT: Marlboro 500, Oct. 29, Fontana, Calif.

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Gil de Ferran, 153; 2. Adrian Fernandez, 148; 3. Paul Tracy, 134; 4. Kenny Brack, 134; 5. Roberto Moreno, 131; 6. Jimmy Vasser, 131; 7. Michael Andretti, 127; 8. Helio Castroneves, 125; 9. Juan Montoya, 123; 10. Cristiano da Matta, 112.

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