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Capps takes NHRA Funny Car victory

BRAINERD, Minn. — Ron Capps won the NHRA's Lucas Oil Nationals on Sunday at Brainerd International Raceway for his third Funny Car victory of 2013.

He beat Don Schumacher Racing teammate and points leader Matt Hagan with a run of 4.063 seconds at 312.28 mph. Hagan finished in 4.095 at 312.78.

Spencer Massey won Top Fuel, and Mike Edwards topped Pro Stock. Massey (3.811, 322.11) earned his fourth win this season to move up to second in points, beating Clay Millican. Points leader Edwards (6.629, 208.68) won for the fifth time this season, topping V. Gaines.

Motorcycles: Marc Marquez, a 20-year-old rookie, took the lead midway through the Indianapolis Grand Prix, saved his wobbly bike two turns later and pulled away for a 3.495-second MotoGP victory over Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Grand Am: Jordan Taylor of Apopka held off veteran Scott Pruett to win late Saturday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with co-driver Max Angelelli.

East Bay Raceway: Buzzie Reutimann, the father of Sprint Cup driver David, won the Larry Miller Memorial Open Wheel Modified race late Saturday in Gibsonton.

Capps takes NHRA Funny Car victory 08/18/13 [Last modified: Sunday, August 18, 2013 8:29pm]
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