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Auto racing roundup: Kyle Busch wins for sixth time this season

Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning at Pocono. (Derik Hamilton / Associated Press)
Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning at Pocono. (Derik Hamilton / Associated Press)
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Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing team were in sync everywhere on the track but victory lane. When it was time to snap photos of the winners, some members flashed one finger, others held up six.

Yes, that’s one for the win at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania and six for the total this season.

Busch stormed from the bottom half of the field Sunday at Pocono Raceway on the way to his sixth NASCAR Cup victory of the season.

The milestones kept piling up for Busch in a race where he matched Kevin Harvick for most wins this season.

Busch tied three-time champ Tony Stewart for 13th on the career wins list with 49.

“You keep reaching higher up the ladder and you keep reaching more milestone drivers,” Busch said. “Tony Stewart is one of the all-time best and one of the drivers that I was a fan of growing up. It’s awesome to be able to tie him. There’s many more. We want to keep going.”

The race was red flagged with six laps left in the wake of a violent wreck by Darrell Wallace Jr. Wallace lost the brakes in his No. 43 Chevrolet and the car shot across the grass and slammed into the wall. There were several tense seconds during a wait for Wallace to put down his window net. Once out, he sat on the track and slumped against the car before he taken to the track medical center.

“Everything was good. They gave me an ultrasound, no twins or anything,” Wallace said.

Hamilton cruises to Formula One victory: Lewis Hamilton heads into Formula One’s summer break with a comfortable 24-point lead over rival Sebastian Vettel after cruising to victory from pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.

Hamilton was untroubled as he secured a second straight win, his fifth of the season and 67th overall. Vettel was second.

Rossi’s gamble pays off: Alexander Rossi took a gamble Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington that paid off with his second IndyCar victory of the season and fourth overall.

Starting from the pole and using a two-stop strategy while the rest of the field pitted three times, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner finished 12.8 seconds ahead of rookie Robert Wickens in the caution-free race on the 13-turn, 2.258-mile permanent road course. The race covered 90 laps and 202.3 miles.

Alexander takes second Top Fuel win this year: Blake Alexander raced to his second Top Fuel victory of the year in the Toyota NHRA Sonoma (California) Nationals.

Alexander beat Tony Schumacher with a 4.004-second pass at 287.41 mph.

Robert Hight won in Funny Car, Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock, and LE Tonglet in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

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