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Auto racing notes: Will Power wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix races

Will Power gave Roger Penske and Chevrolet what they desperately wanted by winning the first of two races at the Detroit Grand Prix on Saturday.

Power finished 0.3308 seconds ahead of Graham Rahal on the bumpy, 13-turn, 2.36-mile street circuit on Belle Isle.

Power, who started a season-worst 16th, took the lead for good with just more than 10 laps to go when he passed Ryan Briscoe. The Australian held off Rahal to join Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay as the IndyCar drivers with two victories through six races.

Power, who won IndyCar’s season-opening race, has 23 career victories to break a tie with Emerson Fittipaldi and Tony Bettenhausen for 19th.

Rahal finished second. Tony Kanaan was third followed by Justin Wilson and pole-sitter Helio Castroneves.

Hunter-Reay, meanwhile, failed to follow up the biggest win of his career with a 16th-place finish.

The second race of the weekend is today. It’s part of IndyCar’s first of three doubleheaders this season.

Busch wins again

Kyle Busch raced to his second victory of the weekend at Dover (Delaware) International Speedway taking the checkered flag in the Nationwide Series race to set himself up for a tripleheader sweep.

Busch followed his dominant win Friday night in the Truck Series with another stellar run in Nationwide. He led 124 of 200 laps for his 66th career victory in NASCAR’s second-tier series. He has 134 wins spread over NASCAR’s three major series.

Busch had a three-race sweep in 2010 at Bristol. He’ll start second behind pole-winner Brad Keselowski today in the Sprint Cup race.

Trevor Bayne was second, followed by Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth and Chase Elliott.

Three die in rally

Three people were killed and six injured at a road rally in Edinburgh, Scotland, after two cars collided with spectators in separate accidents.

Police said the more serious crash took place at about 4 p.m. local time when a rally car came off the road near Kelso, hitting spectators. Three were pronounced dead at the scene and a fourth was in a critical condition in an Edinburgh hospital.

Two hours earlier, another rally car injured five people, one of which was in serious condition.



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