[Not TiVoSafe] Motorsports Highlights: February 11-12
Sentul, Indonesia - It was a day for the underdogs Sunday, as Sean McIntosh won the A1GP feature race for Team Canada, ahead of Malaysia's Alex Yoong and Australia's Marcus Marshall. After a mishap in the Sprint race, McIntosh started the feature at the back of the field, in 23rd place, but aggressive driving and a good pit stop strategy won the day. The race was also a success for the organizers, with another capacity crowd. By all accounts, the race was a real barn-burner, so North American readers should cue up the TiVos for next weekend's OLN broadcast. More details at a1gp.com
Daytona Beach, Florida - After rain delayed the start until Sunday, 25-year-old rookie Denny Hamlin won the Budweiser Shootout, aided by his teammate, Tony Stewart, who narrowly lost second place to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Even with the small field and short race format, the Shootout was not without its share of restrictor-plate-style crashes, as aggressive bump-drafting was the order of the day throughout the field. More here.
Pomona, California - Melanie Troxel became just the sixth woman to win an NHRA Top Fuel event Sunday at the Winternationals, driving for Don Schumacher. Robert Hight won the Funny Car contest. Funny Car legend John Force ran an NHRA-record 4.664 sec pass in qualifying, but was unable to back it up to make the record official.
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