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Weekend wrap-up: C. Force wins another against father

Jeff Gordon celebrates his fifth win in the Brickyard 400 with his family
Jeff Gordon celebrates his fifth win in the Brickyard 400 with his family
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Sprint Cup Series – Jeff Gordon picked up his fifth win in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first win at the track. Gordon was followed across the finish line by the trio of Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas: Kyle Busch in second, Denny Hamlin in third and Matt Kenseth in fourth. Joey Logano rounded out the top five.

Nationwide Series – Busch was also runner-up on Saturday in the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indy, this time unable to catch Ty Dillon, who picked up his first Nationwide Series win. Kenseth finished third, followed by Kevin Harvick and Logano.

Camping World Truck Series – Darrell Wallace Jr. continued Kyle Busch Motorsports’ domination of the Truck Series, picking up the win on dirt at Eldora Speedway last Wednesday night in the 1-800 CarCash MudSummer Classic. Ron Hornaday Jr. finished second, followed by Ryan Blaney, Ken Schrader and Ty Dillon.

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series – Courtney Force picked up her second win of the season Sunday in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway, defeating her father for the fifth win of her career. Force is now the winningest female driver in Funny Car, breaking a tie with her sister Ashley Force-Hood. Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also picked up Wallys at Sonoma.

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