By Jeff O'Brien

NASCAR CUP SERIES

Last race: Joey Logano became the seventh different winner in as many races, leading the last 61 laps to win a rain-delayed race on the dirt at Bristol.

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MARTINSVILLE, VA – NOVEMBER 01: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on November 1, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Fast facts: After seven races last season, Logano and Hamlin had each won twice. … Hamlin leads Logano by 58 points in the standings and his six top-five finishes are twice as many as any other driver. … Martin Truex Jr. is third in points, followed by Kyle Larson and Brad Keselowski. … Larson leads all drivers with 379 laps led. Logano is a distant second with 259.

Next race: April 10, Martinsville, Virginia.

 

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

Last race: Justin Allgaier took advantage when Martin Truex Jr. was caught speeding on pit road and outran the 2017 Cup champion to the finish at Atlanta.

ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 20: #7: Justin Allgaier, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta/EchoPark Automotive celebrates after winning the 30th Annual EchoPark 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on March 20, 2021 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Fast facts: Reigning series champion Austin Cindric is the only two-time winner through six races. He leads Daniel Hemric by 46 points in the standings with Harrison Burton third, A.J. Allmendinger fourth, and Justin Haley fifth. … Cindric has five top-five finishes. Allmendinger is next with four. … Cindric has led a series-best 288 laps. Hemric is next, having led 120.

Next race: April 9, Martinsville, Virginia.

NASCAR TRUCK SERIES

Last race: Martin Truex Jr. led 105 of 150 laps in his first start in the series since 2006 and won on the dirt at Bristol, his first series victory in just his third start.

BRISTOL, TN – MARCH 29: #51: Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Auto-Owners Insurance during the running of the rain delayed Pinty’s Truck Race on March 29, 2021 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Fast facts: John Hunter Nemechek, who drives for Kyle Busch, is the series points leader with four top 10 finishes in five races. … Ben Rhodes, the winner of the season’s first two events, is just six points back and 2020 champion Sheldon Creed is next with three-time series champion Matt Crafton fourth. … The series will return for a more traditional race on Bristol’s high-banked oval in September.

Next race: April 17, Richmond, Virginia.

 

FORMULA ONE

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Last race: Seven-time and defending series champion Lewis Hamilton held off Max Verstappen in the season opener at Bahrain to win for the 13th time in the last 19 races.

Next race: April 18, Imola, Italy.

 

INDYCAR

Last race: Scott Dixon clinched his sixth series championship, holding off Josef Newgarden despite Newgarden’s Dixon-matching fourth victory of the season.

Next race: April 18, Birmingham, Alabama (season opener)

 

NHRA DRAG RACING

Last event: Josh Hart won Top Fuel and J.R. Todd in Funny Car at the Gatornationals.

Next event: April 18, Las Vegas, Nevada.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Next events: April 2 and 3, Pevely, Missouri.

 

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