Late addition - Baja 1000 results after the jump!

NASCAR
: NASCAR got its wish, with a championship chase that went down to the final race of the season this weekend. After a race that saw Carl Edwards (who has to be everyone's surprise of the year) draw within 12 points of Tony Stewart in if-the-race-stopped-right-now scoring, Stewart did just what he had to do to win the Nextel Cup. Greg Biffle won the race, to finish second in the championship, and Carl Edwards faded to fourth after leading much of the race, ending up third in championship points. Jeff Gordon ended the year 11th in points, good for a $1 million bonus. Much more at nascar.com.

More racing after the jump.


SCORE Tecate Baja 1000

: Alert reader MD pointed out that I forgot to mention the 38th running of the Baja 1000 this weekend! 342 cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs from 31 U.S. states and 12 countries competed in this year?s event. Top overall finishers in cars and trucks were the team of Roeseler and Herbst in their Class 1 Smithbuilt-Ford, over 42 minutes ahead of second place finishers Shepard and Geiser in their SCORE Trophy-Truck. In the motorcycle classes, the team of Hengeveld, Campbell and Childress were first to finish on their Honda XR650R (46 minutes faster than the quickest truck), while the Honda TRX450R of Matlock and Prull was the first ATV to cross the line. More info here.

Macau Grand Prix
: The headlining Formula 3 race was won by Brazilian Lucas di Grassi, 0.6 seconds ahead of Robert Kubica, after a race-long battle that saw both drivers trade the lead until di Grassi made the final and decisive move with two laps to go.

The WTCC finale was a one-two BMW sweep for team-mates Duncan Huisman and Andy Priaulx. Priaulx was the biggest winner, locking up the 2005 championship title. Full information and pics for all Macau GP races here.

A1GP: Team France won the feature race in Sepang, Malaysia from the pole, ahead of Switzerland and  Team Czech Republic, making its first appearance on the podium this year. Italy and Malaysia rounded out the top five in an eventful race. Full details available here.


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