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Joey Logano wins Nationwide race in Kansas

He passes points leader Kyle Busch with three laps left.

October 04, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Joey Logano passed points leader Kyle Busch with three laps left Saturday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, pulling out his fourth Nationwide victory just a week after a crash.

Logano flipped his car seven times at Dover last week, but showed no signs of fear in Kansas, overcoming a bobble with six laps left before passing Busch for the victory.

Busch led 173 of the 200 laps on the 1.5-mile oval and has led 2,226 laps this season, breaking the season series record of 2,127 set by Sam Ard in 1984. But Busch didn't have enough to hold off Logano, who came back to beat him in the final 10 laps for the fourth time this season.

Formula One

Formula One championship contenders Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello were among five drivers penalized five starting places in a chaotic qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, Japan.

The Brawn GP pair, Renault's Fernando Alonso and Force India's Adrian Sutil failed to slow when yellow flags were waved during the second round of qualifying.

Toro Rosso's Sebastian Buemi, whose accident brought out the flags, also drops back five spots.

Irwindale

Nick Joanides of Woodland Hills scored a win and a fourth-place finish in the NASCAR Auto Club Late Model 40-lap twin feature races at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale and clinched the division championship.

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