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Joey Logano wins fourth straight Dover Nationwide race

September 28, 2013|Wire reports
  • Joey Logano celebrates after becoming the first driver to win four straight races at Dover in NASCAR's Nationwide series.
Joey Logano celebrates after becoming the first driver to win four straight… (Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images )

Joey Logano dominated at Dover (Del.) International Speedway and took the checkered flag in the track's Nationwide Series race to become the first driver to win four straight races at Dover in NASCAR's second-tier series.

He pulled away in the No. 22 Ford down the stretch Saturday and was never seriously challenged for the win on the mile track. Logano has swept the two Dover races the last two seasons.

Logano's Ford, however, flunked post-race inspection because both sides off the front were too low. NASCAR will announce penalties later.

Logano, who started on the pole and led 106 laps, won for the third time this season. Kyle Larson was second, followed by Kevin Harvick, Brian Vickers and Elliott Sadler.

Sam Hornish Jr. was 17th and had his points lead shrink to four over Austin Dillon with five races left.

Timothy Peters raced to his second NASCAR Truck Series victory of the year and seventh overall Saturday night, pulling away on a late restart at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Jennifer Jo Cobb forced the final caution, hitting the wall in the second turn on the 11/2-mile track. Series victory leader Ron Hornaday had the lead on the restart with two laps to go, but quickly dropped to fifth and finished sixth.

Johnny Sauter was second, followed by Miguel Paludo, pole-sitter Ty Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr.

GOLF

Uihlein has lead at St. Andrews

Peter Uihlein holed his second shot for an eagle on the 18th hole to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews, Scotland.

After settling for 60 at Kingsbarns when he missed an eagle putt on the final hole, the American managed a more spectacular finish on the Old Course at St. Andrews when his 47-yard wedge shot on the 18th found the bottom of the cup. That gave him a seven-under 65 and a 20-under 196 total.

Martin Kaymer and David Howell shot 63, and Ernie Els had a 64, all at St. Andrews, to join Joost Luiten, Shane Lowry and Richard McEvoy at 18 under. Luiten had a 68 at St. Andrews, Lowry shot 64 at Carnoustie, and McEvoy had a 67 at Kingsbarns.

Tom Lehman made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Pebble Beach for his second straight five-under 67 for a 134 total and a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, Calif.

Russ Cochran also shot 67 and was second. Defending champion Kirk Triplett and first-round leader Bernhard Langer were three strokes back at seven under.

NFL

Patriots' Gronkowski, Amendola out for Sunday

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola will not play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Neither player traveled with the Patriots to Atlanta for the Sunday night, and the Patriots officially downgraded Gronkowksi and Amendola to out.

Both players were limited in practice all week. Gronkowski continues to rehab after back and forearm surgeries. Amendola is recovering from a groin injury.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be throwing to veteran receiver Julian Edelman and to rookies Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson, both of whom have had up-and-down starts to the season.

ETC.

Berdych, Raonic in Thailand Open final

Top-seeded Tomas Berdych outlasted Gilles Simon of France, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-5, to reach the final of the Thailand Open at Bangkok. He will play Milos Raonic of Canada, who beat defending champion Richard Gasquet, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Angelique Kerber of Germany, 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, to win the Pan Pacific Open title in Tokyo.

Ron the Greek sprinted away from Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice to pull a 21-1 upset with a decisive 6 3/4-length victory in the $1-million Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational at Belmont Park in New York.

Jose Lezcano was aboard for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, who also finished third in the race with Flat Out, winner of the last two renewals of the race.

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