Bell breaks record for rookies with sixth Xfinity win of year
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.
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