WRC: Francois Duval (Citroen) won the Rally of Australia Sunday, the first win of his WRC career. Harri Rovanpera was second in a Mitsubishi, ahead of Manfred Stohl in a Citroen. Former world champion Colin McRae looked set for a podium finish for Skoda, only to be sidelined by a clutch problem. More info here.
The surprise of the rally was Ford's new Focus RS (pictured), which scored two stage wins even though its 2006-spec design puts it at a technology disadvantage compared to its 2005-spec competitors.

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NASCAR: Kyle Busch won at Phoenix (his second win of the season), with Greg Biffle second and Jeff Gordon third. Championship leader Tony Stewart was fourth, extending his lead over Jimmie Johnson (who finished seventh) to 52 points. Carl Edwards, lies third in the Chase for the Championship after his sixth place finish at Phoenix.

With the season finale coming up at Homestead this weekend, Stewart can win the Nextel Cup by finishing ninth or better, no matter how well Biffle, Edwards and Johnson finish. Visit the NASCAR website for all the information.

Grand Prix Masters: At Kyalami International Raceway, South Africa, the first-ever GP Masters race was won by Nigel Mansell, in front of a sellout crowd of 70,000. Mansell finished a few tenths of a second ahead of Emerson Fittipaldi, with Ricardo Patrese rounding out the podium. Information about the series and the drivers can be found here.

Le Mans Endurance Series: The Istanbul 1000 km, the final race of the 2005 series, was won by Emmanuel Collard and Jean-Christophe Boullion in a Pescarolo C60, more than a minute ahead of the Oreca Audi R8 of Allan McNish and Stephane Ortelli. The rain-soaked race was the last European event for the R8. The RML MG Lola EX264 of Newton and Erdos came home first in LMP2, the Ferrari 550 of Cressoni, Babini and Ramos won GT1, while Scuderia Ecosse?s Ferrari 360 finished on top in GT2. The LMES website has complete results information.

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