SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE:
Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond, Va., Saturday night. Dale Earnhardt Jr. gave it the old college try but couldn't catch him after a late-race restart and finished second. Tony Stewart was third but thought he should have won except for a slightly botched pit stop, which had the defending champion spitting nails in post-race interviews.
Carl Edwards also wasn't happy, having been black-flagged (black-flagged!) for jumping a restart that he thought should have been worth a warning - at most.
Here's the finishing order.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON RACING UPDATE:
Will Power (who else?) won the pole today in Brazil for Sunday's IZOD IndyCar Series race through the streets of Sao Paulo. Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon were second and third, with Oakville's James Hinchcliffe fourth in the 26-driver field.
Canadian F1 hopeful Robert Wickens of Guelph and Toronto qualified 13th for Sunday's opening round of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) at the Hockenheimring in Germany. He was the fastest of the newly formed Mercedes-Benz Junior Team's three drivers.
"P13 is a decent start position for me in the DTM," Wickens said after the session, "but I always set myself high goals and I know that there is still a lot of potential for improvement. The team has prepared my stern Mercedes AMG C-Coupé very well and I'm looking forward to my first DTM race on Sunday. Hopefully, I can then do even better."
Another Canadian, Bruno Spengler of St. Hypolite, Que., will start ninth in Sunday's race, driving for BMW. His time was 1:34:512 as compared to Wickens's 1:34:538. The pole was won by Matthies Ekstrom for Audi.
Twenty-two drivers will start the race, including ex-F1 stars David Coutlhard and Ralf Schumacher.
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Meantime, at Richmond, Va., Friday night, Kurt Busch won his first race of any kind in 2012 when he finished first in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race, running for his brother Kyle Busch's team.
He held off Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick.