Auto Racing Roundup
Kyle Busch wins Nationwide race
Kyle Busch overcame three attempts at a green-white checkered finish to keep his lead and win the Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
Busch won his seventh race of the season Saturday in NASCAR's second-tier series. He snapped a four-race winless streak and won his 58th career Nationwide race.
He had to go long to win this one. Because of the three green-white checkered attempts, the race went 213 laps. It was scheduled for 200.
Busch had enough fuel left in the tank to last the 13 extra laps, allowing him to win from the pole for the fourth time this season.
Brian Vickers was second and Austin Dillon third. Brian Scott and Michael Annett round out the top five.
Coby wins Whelen race at Loudon
Doug Coby, the reigning NASCAR Whelen Modified champion, edged Ted Christopher by .153-seconds to capture the Town Fair Tire 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It was the eighth career win for Coby but the first since last September, also at New Hampshire.
The bad news for Coby and the rest of the title contenders is that points leader Ryan Preece finished third. While Preece had his three-race win streak snapped, he still added to his lead as his three nearest challengers all had issues and finished outside the top 10. Rowan Pennink (15th), Mike Stefanik (22nd) and Justin Bonsignore (32nd). Preece leads Pennink by 44 points and Coby by 48 after six races. Ron Yuhas Jr. of Groton finished 18th.
Dixon makes it 2 straight with win at Toronto
Scott Dixon passed Sebastien Bourdais with nine laps to go to win on the street course at Toronto, where controversy and comedy invaded Victory Lane.
Dixon's win, his second consecutive after picking up his first victory of the season last weekend at Pocono, was clean and clear. It was the 31st of his career and moved him into a tie for seventh on the all-time win list with teammate Dario Franchitti, Bourdais and Paul Tracy.
Bourdais was second in his first podium finish since the 2007 Champ Car season, but his celebration was short-lived: The glass trophy he received slipped off the stand as it was handed to him and shattered into thousands of pieces.
Franchitti, meanwhile, was handed the third-place trophy only to learn sometime during the podium celebration he'd been stripped of the finish for blocking Will Power on the final lap.
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