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Kurt Busch showing improvement with win at Infineon


Kurt Busch (photo by Chris Graythen of Getty Images for

Kurt Busch’s turnaround on the racetrack continued with a dominating run at Infineon Raceway, where he earned his first career road-course win and his first of the season.

Busch led a race-high 76 laps and beat Jeff Gordon by almost four seconds.

Busch has really come on since he became upset at his race team’s performance and the Penske Racing organization on his car radio at Richmond in early May.

Busch had been winless in 10 career starts at both Sonoma and Watkins Glen, the only two road courses on the Sprint Cup circuit.

Rounding out the top five, Jeff Gordon was second, Carl Edwards finished third, Clint Bowyer was fourth and Marcos Ambrose finished fifth.


Info courtesy of NASCAR news

Marcos Ambrose on the pole for Nationwide event in Montreal

Marcos Ambrose was the best on Saturday in qualifying at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Even though he is up front, he’ll have his hands full trying to take advantage of his chance to win because of the tricky 14-turn track.

Ambrose turned a fast lap of 97.079 to edge out Canadian racing star Jacques Villeneuve who had a 96.924 mph and capture the pole for Sunday’s (today) Nationwide Series race.

Marcos Ambrose (courtesy of

Joey Logano, who finished second to Ambrose at Watkins Glen three weeks ago, qualified third at 96.650 mph, while defending race winner Carl Edwards came in fourth with a time of 96.344 mph. Brad Keselowski, the series points leader, will start eighth.

Qualifying was divided into eight groups, with assignments based on practice times from the first session.

compiled from staff & NASCAR news

NASCAR RACE PREVIEW #23: Watkins Glen International Speedway, Watkins Glen, New York


The NASCAR Sprint Cup moves to race 23 this week. Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen on ESPN. Race time is 1:00 pm, Sunday August 8.

There will be a Nationwide race on Saturday August 7 at 2 p.m., the Zippo 200.

Watkins Glen is located around Lake Seneca which is the lake trout fishing capital of the world. It is also a test site for submarines and the area has 40 wineries.

Watkins Glen International (Nascar)

Watkins Glen International Speedway, built in 1948, has an 11-turn road course. The Glen covers 2.45 miles of natural terrain. The capacity crowd of 41,000 will see a race of 220.5 miles which is 90 laps in length.

The track improvements include additional safer barriers and the paving of the inner loop and turns 5, 10 and 11.

Tony Stewart has won five of the last eight Cup races at the track. He has no more than three wins at any other race site.

2009 recap of the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen race: Tony Stewart continued his road course dominance, leading 34 of 90 laps in a race that was delayed a day by rain.

Marcos Ambrose finished second but was nearly three seconds behind. Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Greg Biffle completed the top five.

For information on the race can be obtained by calling 866-461-RACE or online at