AUTO RACING: Formula One goes to Miami, NASCAR to Kansas

Updated May. 1, 2024 11:08 a.m. ET

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AdventHealth 400

Site: Kansas City, Kansas.


Schedule: Saturday, practice, 5:05 p.m., and qualifying, 5:50 p.m.; Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (FS1).

Track: Kansas Speedway.

Race distance: 267 laps, 400.5 miles.

Last year: Denny Hamlin won after starting eighth.

Last race: Hamlin held off a hard-charging Kyle Larson over the final, thrilling laps and wiggled through lapped traffic to win by about a quarter of a second Sunday at Dover.

Fast facts: The victory was the third of this season for Hamlin, tying William Byron for the most this year, and fourth if you count the exhibition race in Los Angeles. ... Hamlin led 136 of the 400 laps but remains just fourth in points, trailing Kyle Larson of Hendrick Motorsports by 49, Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. by 18 and Hendrick's Chase Elliott by 16. ... Byron is sixth, 62 points behind Larson. ... Larson was second, followed by Truex., Kyle Busch and Elliott. ... Hendrick drivers (five) and Gibbs drivers (four) have won nine of 11 races thus far. Ford remains winless through 11 races.

Next race: May 12, Darlington, South Carolina.



Last race: Ryan Truex won at Dover for the second straight year, giving the younger brother of Martin Truex Jr. the only NASCAR victories of his career. He now has two wins in 194 career starts over the three national series.

Next race: May 11, Darlington, South Carolina.



Heart of America 200

Site: Kansas City, Kansas.

Schedule: Saturday, practice, 12:05 p.m., qualifying, 12:35 p.m., and race, 8 p.m. (FS1).

Track: Kansas Speedway.

Race distance: 134 laps, 201 miles.

Last year: Grant Enfinger won after starting 11th.

Last race: Kyle Busch overcame a series of late restarts and led 112 of 167 laps to win for the sixth time in the truck series at Texas and the 20th time overall on the 1.5-mile layout.

Fast facts: Points leader Christian Eckes and non-title contender Kyle Busch are the lone multiple race winners through seven events. ... Eckes leads Corey Heim by two points and Ty Majeski by 12 in the points race. ... Heim is the only driver to have finished in the Top 10 in all seven races. He also leads with five top-five finishes.

Next race: May 10, Darlington, South Carolina.



Miami Grand Prix

Site: Miami Gardens, Florida.

Schedule: Friday, practice, 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sprint, 4 p.m., and qualifying, 4 p.m.; Sunday, race 4 p.m. (ESPN).

Track: Miami International Autodrome.

Race distance: 57 laps, 191.584 miles.

Last year: Max Verstappen won after starting ninth.

Last race: Verstappen, the three-time defending champion, started from pole for his fourth victory in five races this season and his 23rd in the last 27 extending through last season.

Fast facts: Verstappen has started on the pole in all five races this year. ... He's led 202 of the 219 laps he's raced. ... Carlos Sainz Jr. won the only race Verstappen didn't.

Next race: May 19, Imola, Italy.



Last race: Scott McLaughlin won his second straight race at Barber Motorsports Park, giving Team Penske a much-needed triumph just days after IndyCar erased Josef Newgarden's victory and disqualified McLaughlin from the season opener.

Next race: May 11, Indianapolis, Indiana.



Last event: Justin Ashley won in Top Fuel and Matt Hagan won in Funny Car in Concord.

Next event: May 19, Elwood, Illinois.



Next events: May 1, Jacksonville, Illinois; May 3 & 4, Rossburg, Ohio.



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