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Ty Dillon gets first Nationwide win in Lilly Diabetes 250

INDIANAPOLIS — For a first time winner, Ty Dillon had the Brickyard's winning tradition down as cold as the celebratory beer he chugged outside his car.

"We get to kiss the bricks, baby!" he radioed as he crossed the finish line.

Dillon parked his car on the famed yard of bricks and raised his arms toward the sky. His No. 3 car wasn't going to budge without a push. It was out of gas.

Dillon pulled away from Kyle Busch on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to win the Lilly Diabetes 250 for his first Nationwide series victory. Dillon made the celebration a family affair. Team owner and grandfather Richard Childress and Sprint Cup driver and brother Austin Dillon joined him for the traditional big smooch of the bricks.

Dillon passed Busch off the final restart with 25 laps and held on for his first victory in 31 career Nationwide starts.

Busch, who has three wins and 13 top-five finishes in 14 races this season, made a hard charge in the final three laps but failed in a bid to win at the Brickyard for the second straight year. Matt Kenseth was third, followed by Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano.

"When you've got the best guy in the business behind you, it's tough," Dillon said. "It's tough to stay focused and not give up."

Formula One: Points leader Nico Rosberg claimed the pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton will start at the back of the race grid because an engine fire prevented him from setting a qualifying time. Rosberg's time of 1 minute, 22.715 seconds, at the Hungaroring was 0.486 seconds ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel. Valtteri Bottas of Williams qualified third.

NHRA: Sisters Courtney and Brittany Force topped qualifying at the Sonoma (Calif.) Nationals, the second time this season they swept an event. Courtney led the Funny Car field with her late Friday pass of 4.045 seconds at 319.22 mph in a Ford Mustang. Brittany's Friday run of 3.762 at 325.53 held up in Top Fuel. Shane Gray topped Pro Stock. Jerry Savoie was fastest in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Ty Dillon gets first Nationwide win in Lilly Diabetes 250 07/26/14 [Last modified: Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:09pm]
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