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Lupton Earns First Career Win On NASCAR K&N Pro Series

Dylan Lupton, the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie of the Year points leader, scored his first career victory on Saturday night as he took top honors at Evergreen Speedway. Spokane's Braeden Havens earned a 4th place finish, the best of his young career.

Kyle Busch holds off Brad Keselowski for Cup win at the Glen

Having surrendered the lead late in the last two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International, Kyle Busch reversed the trend Sunday in winning the Cheez-It 355 at the 2.45-mile road course by .486 seconds over runner-up Brad Keselowski.

Idaho 200 winner Blake Williams eyes race at Wenatchee

To be successful in a Wenatchee 300, Montana 200 or as in last weekend’s Idaho 200, a driver needs a solid car and a crew chief to lead them into the rigors of a long night. For Williams that crew chief is former NASCAR K&N Pro Series West star, Kevin Richards.

Seattle NHRA stop a crowd thriller during final round

Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in Seattle, the 16th of 24 in the 2013 season.

Ryan Blaney wins at Pocono in OT

Driving the No. 29 Ford owned by Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, 19, beat Miguel Paludo to the finish line by .271 seconds to earn his first victory of the season, his first at Pocono and the second of his career in the Truck Series. Blaney gave Ford its first victory in the series since Colin Braun won at Michigan in a Roush Fenway Ford on June 13, 2009.

Keselowski overcomes penalty to win Iowa Nationwide race

Brad Keselowski will be toting a gas pump trophy back with him after winning the Fifth Annual NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. He has won the last three Nationwide starts he has made for Penske Racing, despite not having a Sprint Cup victory this season.

Stellar field on tap for Idaho 200

The 14th Annual NAPA Idaho 200 is set for this weekend' and many of the region's best drivers are set to battle for the title.

Havens looks to win Idaho 200 after strong run in 2012

Braeden Havens has been strong this season behind the wheel of his Western Rail Chevrolet as he's posted eight finishes inside the top-20, six top-10's and three top-5's.

Idaho 200 News & Notes-

The 14th Annual Idaho 200 rolls into Stateline Speedway this weekend. Here's a sneak peek at the race with information on some of the driver's taking part and a bit of history on the event.

Capps picks up second NHRA victory of the season with Funny Car win in Sonoma

Ron Capps powered his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger to his fourth win at the scenic Bay Area track with a holeshot performance of 4.085 seconds at 307.79 mph to hold off the Castrol GTX Ford Mustang of 15-time world champion John Force in the final round. It marked the 40th career win for the California native.

Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, the 15th of 24 in the 2013 season.

Indiana native Ryan Newman gets much-needed win at the Brickyard

Taking advantage of an uncharacteristic glitch on pit road on the part of Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 team, Ryan Newman grabbed the lead during a long cycle of late green-flag pit stops and held on to win Sunday's Crown Royal presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch survives late restart for Nationwide win at the Brickyard

That Kyle Busch beat runner-up Brian Scott to the finish line by 2.141 seconds belies the difficulty Busch experienced on the final restart on Lap 95 of 100, when Joey Logano squeezed Busch into Turn 1 and allowed Scott to take the lead.

Garber looks for perfect combination at Montana 200

The region's two big late model events kick kick off this weekend with the running of the 23rd Annual Montana 200. A local driver may be the favorite to win the race based on his most recent performance.

Massey aims for Mile High victory as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series begins its Western Swing

Spencer Massey, who is currently third in the season points standings, hopes to score another victory at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, July 19-21 at Bandimere Speedway, located 10 miles west of downtown Denver.

Brian Vickers pulls off surprise victory in Cup race at Loudon

In a green-white-checkered-flag finish, Brian Vickers sped away from Kyle Busch in overtime and took the checkered flag .582 seconds ahead of Busch to win Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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