Scott Dixon grabbed the lead from teammate Dario Franchitti on pit road just before the midpoint and earned his 19th career IndyCar Series victory on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia, tying Sam Hornish Jr.'s series record.
Dixon and Franchitti, teammates with Target Chip Ganassi Racing, started on the front row and stayed there all night, benefiting from a one-groove race track that made passing difficult, and from their own patience as most everyone else made green-flag pit stops.
Twice they held out just long enough -- watching most of the field head down pit road as the field zipped by under a green flag -- and got the yellow flags that made it pay off.
Kyle Busch figured out a way to win again in NASCAR's Nationwide Series in Loudon, N.H.
After two straight frustrating runner-up finishes in the second tier series, Busch passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano near the end of the Camping World 200 and held off the precocious 19-year-old to get the victory at New Hampshire International Speedway.
Logano, who started from the pole and led 108 of the 200 laps, beat Busch out of the pits by the length of a hood on the final pit stop by the two leaders.
But Busch was able to stay with the leader and eventually drive past him with 36 laps left.
Busch, who led a total of 37 laps Saturday, picked up his fifth Nationwide win of the year and 26th of his career.
Ron Hornaday dominated his second consecutive race and won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn.
Hornaday, the series points leader, won last week at Milwaukee in the same truck by leading 180 of 200 laps. He had a similar performance in the MemphisTravel.com 200 on Saturday night.
He started on the pole after a qualifying lap of 117.7 mph and led 175 of 201 laps on the 3/4 -mile oval.
Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi won his 100th career Moto GP race at the Assen TT in the Netherlands, claiming victory in 42 minutes 14.611 seconds. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo finished second, more than five seconds behind Rossi. Ducati's Casey Stoner took third in 42:37.724.
Rossi leads the championship standings with 131 points.
Tim Huddleston of Agoura Hills broke away from teammate Beau Debard and Mike Johnson to win the NASCAR Auto Club Late Model 50-lap feature race at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale. Huddleston earned his fourth win in his last five starts.