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Archive for September 2013

Buescher’s Late Charge Nets Iowa NCWTS Victory

Saving a set of sticker tires for a late-race trip to pit road – after his rivals had exhausted their supply of fresh rubber – pushed the reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion to victory in Sunday's Fan Appreciation 200 at Iowa Speedway.

Carl Edwards wins wild Richmond race; last three laps shuffle Chase spots

Yes, Carl Edwards won the race, streaking away after a restart with three laps left and beating Kurt Busch to the finish line by .668 seconds. But Edwards’s second victory of the season, his first at Richmond and the 21st of his career played second fiddle to the radical change of fortune that irrevocably altered the seasons of four of his competitors.

Late pass gives Brad Keselowski victory in 1,000th Nationwide race

Grabbing the lead for the first time after a restart on Lap 240, Keselowski subsequently survived a seventh caution and a final restart to beat Scott, the pole winner, to the finish line by 1.946 seconds in Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250, the 1,000th race in NASCAR Nationwide Series history.

Winners crowned at U.S. Nationals on NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

NHRA Top Fuel points leader Shawn Langdon, Robert Hight (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and John Hall (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at the world’s most prestigious race, the 18th of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. It is the last race in the NHRA’s regular season and sets the stage for the six-race Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs which begins Sept. 13-15 at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte, N.C.

Shane earns Diamond Cup victory on H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Series

In front of a crowded shoreline and hundreds of spectator boats anchored behind a log boom, Jimmy Shane showed his mastery of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s 2-mile H1 Unlimited Hydroplane race course en route to victory, marking the return of Diamond Cup racing just off Silver Beach.

Elliott scores first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in Canada

At 17 years, nine months and four days of age, Chase Elliott overtook Ryan Blaney to become the youngest race winner in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history as he moved aside leader Ty Dillon in a controversial and action-packed finish to Sunday's inaugural Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Kyle Busch holds off Joey Logano for Cup win at Atlanta

Kyle Busch claimed the trophy for the AdvoCare 500, beating Joey Logano to the finish line by .740 seconds. Locked into a top-10 spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Busch added three bonus points to his Chase-opening total with his fourth win of the season.

Schatz drives to win at Skagit Speedway

As the World of Outlaws make its annual Northwest swing, Donny Schatz is making his way up the career wins ladder of the series.

Shane has early lead towards entry into Diamond Cup finale

H1 Unlimited Hydroplane racing continues today on Lake Coeur d'Alene near Silver Beach. The top-6 drivers in weekend points will earn a spot in the 4 p.m. final heat.

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