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CHILDRESS SWEEPS NASCAR SPRINT CUP AND OTHER RACING NEWS

SWEEP: Richard Childress Racing posted its first sweep in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing, with Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer taking the top three spots Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

BIGGER TRACKS: The popular ASA Late Model Series will take its late-model stock-car racing to a pair of bigger tracks this season. The series will compete at Gateway Int’l Raceway in Madison, Illinois, September 6 and at Memphis Motorsports Park November 14–15.

ANOTHER ONE GONE: Historic Wall Township Speedway, formerly known as Wall Stadium, is officially closing. The third-mile asphalt track has hosted auto racing on the New Jersey shore for 57 years.

PORSCHE POWER: The Porsche-powered Spyder owned by Roger Penske, which competes in the LMP2 class of the American Le Mans Series, outran the more powerful LMP1 competitors to take the overall victory in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race. Drivers were Emmanuel Collard, Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard.

MOVING ON: Former Champ Car driver Will Power has taken his sponsorship from Aussie Vineyards to KV Racing Technology and will drive for the team owned by Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series.

POWER RANKINGS: With his second victory in three races this season, five-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher jumped to the top of the National Speed Sport News Power Rankings, which are published weekly in the 74-year-old motorsports publication.

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