Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Kyle Busch wins truck race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kyle Busch dominated a caution-filled NASCAR truck series race Friday night at Kansas Speedway for his second victory in three series starts this year.

Busch controlled much of the SFP 250 when it wasn't slowed by repeated cautions. There were nine cautions on the 1.5-mile track, including one on the first lap. The caution total was just shy of the track record of 12 set in 2008.

Busch won from the pole in the No. 51 Toyota. He has 37 series victories in 118 starts.

Matt Crafton was second, followed by Joey Logano, Austin Dillon and Tayler Malsam.

Sprint Cup: Kevin Harvick has a second straight shot at winning from the pole at Kansas Speedway.

Harvick was back on top at the 1.5-mile track, posting a track record to help propel him to his second pole of the season. Harvick posted his record 194.658 mph lap in the second round of NASCAR's knockout qualifying format to earn the pole for tonight's Sprint Cup 5-Hour Energy 400.

He won from the top qualifying spot in October at Kansas.

Joey Logano (193.91 mph) joined Harvick on the front row.

IndyCar: A slick surface was all it took for Sebastian Saavedra to win his first series pole.

It was also just enough to knock Ryan Hunter-Reay out of the top starting spot for today's Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the first series race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's road course, which also uses part of the famed oval track.

Saavedra (104.675 mph) earned the pole when Hunter-Reay appeared to drive through a patch of water that caused him to crash exiting Turn 14. Hunter-Reay lost his two fastest laps, the standard punishment for causing a session-ending caution, and will start third behind rookie Jack Hawksworth.

"We definitely gave that one away," Hunter-Reay said. "Every time through there I almost lost it."

Rain changed the track conditions for each of the four qualifying sessions.

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