Racing roundup: Busch wins Nationwide, Dixon prevails in TorontoTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS | July 14,2013LOUDON, N.H. — 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.
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.
Bourdais in Toronto
TORONTO — Scott Dixon passed Sebastien Bourdais with nine laps to go Saturday to win on the street course at Toronto.
It’s Dixon’s second consecutive win after picking up his first victory of the season last weekend at Pocono.
The 31st win of his career 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.
Franchitti was third after giving up the position to Will Power on the last lap, but Power couldn’t make the pass stick as he hit the tire barrier after slipping ahead.
IndyCar penalized Franchitti after the race for blocking Power, issuing a 25-second penalty that took him out of third place. He still participated in the podium ceremony.MORE IN Wire SportsRIO DE JANEIRO — China thrived at the Beijing Games in 2008. Britain excelled in London in 2012. Full StoryBOSTON — The American men ended their slump when Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon in 2014, ... Full Story
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