Bell breaks record for rook­ies with sixth Xfin­ity win of year

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - FROM THE COVER -

Christo­pher Bell has a sec­ond straight NASCAR cham­pi­onship in sight.

Bell won his sixth Xfin­ity Se­ries race this sea­son in the play­off race Sat­ur­day at Dover In­ter­na­tional Speed­way in Dover, Delaware, set­ting the rookie record for vic­to­ries in a sea­son.

He passed three driv­ers for most rookie wins: Greg Bif­fle won five races in 2001, as did Kyle Busch in 2004 and Carl Ed­wards in 2005.

■ Clay Mil­li­can took the No. 1 Top Fuel qual­i­fy­ing po­si­tion in the AAA Texas NHRA Fal­lNa­tion­als at Texas Mo­tor­plex in En­nis.

Tommy John­son Jr. topped the Funny Car field, Jeg Cough­lin Jr. was fastest in Pro Stock, and Ed­die Kraw­iec was No. 1 in Pro Stock Mo­tor­cy­cle.

■ Points leader Lewis Hamil­ton claimed pole po­si­tion for the Ja­panese Grand Prix in Suzuka, mov­ing a step closer to se­cur­ing his fifth cham­pi­onship.

With rain threat­en­ing, Hamil­ton clocked a lap of 1 minute, 27.760 sec­onds, to lead Mercedes team­mate Valt­teri Bot­tas by 0.299.

For­mula One: NHRA:

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