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Late rally lifts Busch to victory

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 23, 2013 at 12:32 AM
LOUDON, N.H. -

Kyle Busch finally figured out a way to win again in NASCAR's Nationwide Series.

After consecutive runner-up finishes in the second-tier series, Busch passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano near the end of the Camping World 200 on Saturday and held off the precocious 19-year-old to get the win 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, this time, Busch was able to stay with the leader and eventually drive past him with 36 laps left.

"We just kept adjusting our car all day," Busch said. "Normally, when we're out front, we don't adjust it. Today we didn't have the winning car, we made the winning car."

Busch picked up his fifth Nationwide win of the year and 26th of his career. Saturday's victory was his 10th of the season across NASCAR's top three series.

Dixon races to IRL win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Scott Dixon grabbed the lead from teammate Dario Franchitti on pit road midway through the race and went on to earn his 19th career IndyCar Series victory, tying Sam Hornish Jr.'s series record.

Dixon and Franchitti, teammates with Target Chip Ganassi Racing, and Graham Rahal all benefited from fortunate timing, twice avoiding making pit stops under green-flag racing and having their patience pay off with yellow flags.

Their good luck was bad news for Andretti-Green Racing teammates Danica Patrick and Hideki Mutoh, who needed the race to go caution-free late to have a chance at victory.

TRUCKS: Ron Hornaday dominated his second consecutive race and won the Camping World Truck Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Hornaday, who won last week at Milwaukee by leading 180 of 200 laps, had a similar effort in the MemphisTravel.com 200.

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