Travis Kvapil led 47 of the final 48 laps to win the NASCAR Trucks Series’ Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday night.
Three-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais, trying to end his run of futility at the Road America circuit, captured pole position for Sunday’s Generac Grand Prix here Saturday.
A day after rain washed out his chances of making Sunday’s Nextel Cup race at Watkins Glen International, Boris Said and his legion of wig-wearing “Said heads” were wearing huge smiles.
Kevin Harvick had victory lane to himself Saturday, using perfect pit strategy to win the Zippo 200 on Saturday at Watkins Glen International. Harvick, the defending Busch Series champion, led 37 laps and beat Jeff Burton by 3.5 seconds for his second consecutive win, fifth this season and 31st of his career.
Starting from the pole at Watkins Glen International usually is a good omen in Nextel Cup. But racing the Car of Tomorrow for the first time on the high-speed road course without much practice promised a few surprises for Sunday’s Centurion Boats at The Glen.
Four-time Nextel Cup champ Jeff Gordon has a record nine road course victories in NASCAR’s top series and two-time series winner Tony Stewart has five. Although Juan Pablo Montoya has just one as he builds on his impressive rookie year, he’s poised to make some history of his own.