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Dillon takes historic trucks race

LOUDON, N.H. — Austin Dillon led 80 laps and won from the pole Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the milestone 500th NASCAR truck series race.

He won for the first time this season in the series. Dillon dominated the UNOH 175 in the No. 33 Chevrolet, leading the final 36 of 175 laps.

"I owe a lot to the truck series for getting me where I'm at today," Dillon said. "It taught me a lot having to race hard when you have to."

Two-time defending series champion Matt Crafton was second, followed by Johnny Sauter. Points leader Erik Jones was seventh and holds a seven-point lead over Crafton.

Kyle Busch was 11th, fading down the stretch after leading 67 laps. His truck had a late tire rub and knocked the No. 51 Toyota out of contention.

Xfinity: Ryan Blaney held off Ty Dillon on the restart on a green-white-checkered finish to win the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.

Formula One: Nico Rosberg edged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to earn the pole for the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka. Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat escaped uninjured from a serious crash that halted the session.

NHRA: Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) topped qualifying at the Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill.

Dillon takes historic trucks race 09/26/15 [Last modified: Saturday, September 26, 2015 11:30pm]
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