Busch scores $1 million with All-Star race victory
CONCORD, N.C. >> Kyle Busch used a bold three-wide pass for the lead to win NASCAR’s annual All-Star race for the first time.
Busch dove low around Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson on the restart to take the lead on the final 10-lap sprint. This year’s format pitted 10 drivers against each other for 10 final laps with the money on the line.
Hagan has fastest Funny Car pass in NHRA history
TOPEKA, KAN. >> Matt Hagan had the fastest Funny Car pass in NHRA history to top qualifying Saturday in the NHRA Heartland Nationals. Hagan had a 3.802-second pass at 338.85 mph in his Dodge Charger R/T at Heartland Park Topeka to break the national record during the first round of the day. It was the Virginia driver’s 28th No. 1 qualifying position and second of the season.
Tony Schumacher led in Top Fuel, and Bo Butner in Pro Stock.
Carpenter takes top spot in crash-marred Indy 500 qualifying
INDIANAPOLIS >> Ed Carpenter took advantage of a cooling early evening track for a four-lap average of 230.468 mph on the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying, Takuma Sato was second at 230.382, and Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy winner, third at 230.333.
Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso finished seventh at 230.034.
All of the times will be erased for today’s nine-car pole shootout when Carpenter chases his third pole in five years on his home track. Sebastien Bourdais will have surgery to repair a fractured pelvis after a fiery crash in Indianapolis 500 qualifying.
Indiana University Methodist Hospital doctors told track officials that the 38-year-old Frenchman had multiple fractures in his pelvis and a fractured right hip.