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Weekend wrap-up: Power claims first IndyCar crown, Kanaan wins race

Tony Kanaan celebrates his win with team owner Chip Ganassi
Tony Kanaan celebrates his win with team owner Chip Ganassi
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Verizon IndyCar Series (Season Finale) – Will Power wrapped up his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship Saturday night at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, finishing ninth in the MAVTV 500. Championship runner-up Helio Castroneves finished 14th. Tony Kanaan took home the checkered flag for his first win for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, followed by Scott Dixon, Ed Carpenter, Juan Pablo Montoya and James Hinchcliffe.

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Traxxas Nitro Shootouts – Tony Schumacher took home the $100,000 prize for winning the Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Top Fuel on Saturday, defeating Spencer Massey and Doug Kalitta on his way to the final round against Richie Crampton. On Sunday, John Force won the $100,000 prize by beating his teammate Robert Hight in the finals of the Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Funny Car. Force also earned round wins over Tim Wilkerson and Alexis DeJoria.

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series – Four first-time Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals winners collected Wallys from the NHRA’s biggest race at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel) and Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) picked up wins in the nitro categories, joined by Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle).

Sprint Cup Series – Kasey Kahne earned a Chase berth with a win in the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin finished second and third, respectively, followed by Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards.

Nationwide Series – Kevin Harvick was victorious Saturday night in the Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, crossing the finish line ahead of Joey Logano and Kyle Larson. Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott rounded out the top five.

Camping World Truck Series – Ryan Blaney held off a challenge from German Quiroga to take the win in the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Erik Jones finished third, followed by Gray Gaulding and Andrew Ranger.

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