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Said ends 12-year wait for 2nd NASCAR victory

MONTREAL — Boris Said came back from an early spin and won Sunday's Nationwide series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, edging Max Papis on a green-white-checkered finish to take a crash-filled Napa Auto Parts 200.

Papis passed Said entering the final chicane for a split second, but Said sped back by and outraced Papis to the line. The margin of victory was 0.012 seconds on the road course.

It was Said's first series victory and second in NASCAR. He won a truck race at Sonoma, another road race, in 1998.

"I can't believe it!" Said shouted over the radio to team owner Robby Benton. "I'm going to keep trying until I win a (Sprint) Cup race."

Jacques Villeneuve was third, followed by series points leader Brad Keselowski. Robby Gordon had the lead on the final restart but ran out of fuel and finished 14th.

FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton overcame a late scare to win the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps and take the series lead. Hamilton, of McLaren, ran off the track with nine laps to race but recovered to edge Red Bull's Mark Webber. "I just clipped (the wall)," Hamilton said. "But I was able to get away with it." Hamilton has 182 points, three more than Webber.

MOTORCYCLES: Peter Lenz, 13, died in a preliminary race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, becoming the youngest competitor ever killed there. Dani Pedrosa won the MotoGP main event. Lenz, of Vancouver, Wash., fell off his bike and hit the track on the warmup lap. As he started to get up, the motorcycle ridden by 12-year-old Xavier Zayat ran him over.

Said ends 12-year wait for 2nd NASCAR victory 08/29/10 [Last modified: Sunday, August 29, 2010 8:53pm]
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