By Joe Dunn / firstname.lastname@example.org
Leading 158 laps and collecting the checkered flag with a 4.225 second lead over second place Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch had the look of a champion leaving Dover International Speedway on Sunday.
Sunday’s win was the fourth of the 2008 Nascar Sprint Cup Series for the younger Busch and puts him 142 points ahead of second place Jeff Burton. Polesitter Greg Biffle finished third with Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr being the only six cars left on the lead lap.
Saturdays Nascar Nationwide Series race was won by Denny Hamlin, but the talk was all about Joey Lagano who having turned 18 last week finished his very first Nationwide race in 6th place driving the 18 car of Joe Gibbs Racing. Lagano is looking for an equal or better follow up this Saturday as the Nationwide Series travels to the Nashville Super Speedway. The Nashville race offers a great opportunity for local fans to enjoy some of Nascar’s top names at a nearby track with available and affordable tickets. Qualifying begins at 2:30, a concert with Danielle Peck at 4:30 and the Federated Auto Parts 300 starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available by calling 1-866-RACE-TIX or online at www.nashvillesuperspeedway.com.
On the local racing scene, it was another great night of racing last Friday at both Crossville Raceway and nearby Wartburg Speedway. Here are the weekend dirt track winners.
Crossville Raceway; LMS- Brandon Williams; UMP OWM- Billy Palmer; Mod Street- Jessie Lowe; Mod-Mini- Brad Hamilton; Pure Mini- JD Rector; Cruisers-Michael Cantrell / Jackie Powell
Wartburg Speedway; LMS- Dale Nance; Mod Street-Lloyd Paxton; Pure Street- Joe Seiber; Mini-Rocky McNabb; FWD-Joe Freels
Saturday action- 411 Motor Speedway; LM- Brad Lowe; Classic-Bart Baxter; Mod Street- Robbie Comer; SS- Walter Sims; Mod Mini-Terry Poore; Mini-Josh Driskill
The Mountain Raceway Park; SLM- Mark Vineyard; Fastrak Crate- Jensen ford; LMS- Greg Martin; MS- Jack Courtney; PM- Alex Squires; SS- Quinn Bender; MM- Jason Carter
Spring City Raceway; LLM- Jeff Adkisson; MS- Mike Bishop; Super street- Sam Johnson; Street- Charlie Godsey; Super mini- Darren Goins; Pony- James Daniels; FWD- Spunkey Brown
Tazwell Speedway; Fastrak Crate- Brad Hall; LM- Jason Trammell; M-S- Allen Holt; PS- Steve Smith; 4 cyl- Cheyenne Kite
This Friday June 6, Crossville Raceway will host a $1,000.00 to win UMP Open Wheel Modified Race. With the bigger purse out there a large field of entries is expected. Look for the big names throughout Tennessee and Kentucky to be there, and with another big money OWM race Saturday about 100 miles away at Tazwell Speedway it could be one of the biggest car counts in years. Plan on being there as the gates open at 5pm with Racing to begin at 7:30 PM. For more details call the track at (931) 456-5000 or visit www.crossvilleraceway.net