RED­DICK EARNS THIRD XFIN­ITY VIC­TORY OF SEA­SON

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Tyler Red­dick raced to his third NASCAR Xfin­ity Se­ries vic­tory of the sea­son Satur­day af­ter tak­ing the lead with 10 laps re­main­ing at Brook­lyn, Mich.

Red­dick trailed Cole Custer and Christo­pher Bell, but they still needed to make pit stops. That’s when Red­dick moved in front. It was smooth sail­ing for him from there at Michi­gan In­ter­na­tional Speed­way.

Red­dick, the se­ries points leader, won for the third time in the past five races. Noah Grag­son bat­tled to a sec­ond-place fin­ish, fol­lowed by Michael An­nett and Paul Me­nard.

Me­nard, the pole win­ner, won the first stage, and Bell won the sec­ond stage. Red­dick won the 125-lap, 250-mile race by 1.5 sec­onds in his No. 2 Chevro­let.

It was Red­dick’s sixth ca­reer Xfin­ity win. Custer ended up 12th and Bell was 13th.

NO­TABLE

For­mula One: Ferrari driver Se­bas­tian Vet­tel pro­duced a stun­ning fi­nal lap to clinch pole po­si­tion for the Cana­dian Grand Prix on Satur­day at Mon­treal.

For­mula One cham­pion Lewis Hamil­ton looked to set for a ca­reer-ex­tend­ing 86th pole – and a record sev­enth in Mon­treal – but Vet­tel found extra speed in the fi­nal sec­tor of qual­i­fy­ing.

It was the 56th pole of the Ger­man’s ca­reer and first since the Ger­man GP last July.

The four-time F1 cham­pion was 0.2 sec­onds quicker than Hamil­ton and about 0.7 faster than Ferrari team­mate Charles Le­clerc.

Gan­der Out­doors Truck Se­ries: Greg Bif­fle won his first NASCAR Trucks se­ries start since 2004, tak­ing the SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Mo­tor Speed­way on Fri­day night at Fort Worth.

With 10 laps re­main­ing, Bif­fle came out of a cau­tion with the lead and held off the field for his first trucks se­ries win since 2001. It was his first NASCAR start of any kind since 2016.

Matt Crafton came in sec­ond and 18-year-old rookie Tyler Ankrum fin­ished a ca­reer-best third.

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