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Dillon resourceful in Nationwide win

SPARTA, Ky. — Rookie Austin Dillon took advantage of the misfortune of Ricky Stenhouse and Elliott Sadler to win the Nationwide race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday.

Sam Hornish was second in the Kentucky 300. Sadler was fifth but reclaimed the points lead from Stenhouse, who was 17th.

Sadler got an opening when Stenhouse collided with Eric McClure on pit road on Lap 33. But he had steering issues with 50 laps left, and subsequent pit stops for corrections ultimately yielded the lead to Dillon, who led the final 50 laps to complete a season sweep at Kentucky.

"It wasn't a gift by (any) means," Dillon said. "We had a great car in practice, we adjusted on it (Friday) and (Saturday), and it got really good."

f1: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton claimed the pole for today's Singapore Grand Prix, and Williams' Pastor Maldonado earned a surprise second place in qualifying.

NHRA: John Force beat Ron Capps for the Funny Car bonus event $100,000 prize at Texas Fall Nationals in Ennis. In final eliminations qualifying in No. 2 of six playoff events in the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship, Shawn Langdon was first in Top Fuel, Courtney Force in Funny Car, Allen Johnson in Pro Stock and Hector Arana Jr. in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Dillon resourceful in Nationwide win 09/22/12 [Last modified: Sunday, September 23, 2012 12:34am]

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