Stock cars in Cowtown or technologically advanced open-wheel cars in trendy Austin. Beer or champagne. Deep in the heart of Texas on Sunday, NASCAR and Formula One both will have races going on at the same time. The scenes are drastically different. The eighth of 10 races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will wrap up a NASCAR weekend tripleheader at Texas Motor Speedway, which has been hosting that series since opening in 1997. Formula One will have the third U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of Americas, the first going head-to-head against a race a three-hour drive away in Fort Worth. F1 anticipates a crowd near 100,000 and NASCAR drew 138,000 last year. Also today, the Dallas Cowboys, who typically draw more than 90,000, play at home. – AP
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