Hamilton gets 4th win of truck season
Buddy Rice won his fifth IRL pole of the season.
GLADEVILLE, Tenn. -- Bobby Hamilton used a high pass to get around David Starr with eight laps remaining and claimed his fourth Craftsman Truck Series race of the season at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday.
Hamilton, the series point leader, won the Toyota Tundra 200 by 0.795 seconds, about three truck lengths. He ran a conservative pace in his Dodge through much of the 150-lap, 200-mile event and averaged 124.068 mph.
Hamilton, who started 15th, was fifth or higher from lap 40. He had Starr's Chevrolet in his sights when the race restarted following the fifth caution and pulled outside Starr entering the first turn.
After the pair ran side-by-side down the backstretch, Hamilton was able to brake later than Starr entering the third turn, and then pulled away.
Indy Racing League
SPARTA, Ky. -- Buddy Rice won his fifth pole of the season at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, moving within one of the series record.
Rice's qualifying speed of 216.016 mph left the reigning Indianapolis 500 champion one short of Billy Boat's record six poles, set in 1998. Two other drivers, Greg Ray (2000) and Scott Dixon (2003), have recorded five poles in a season, but Rice still has five races left to tie or break the record.
Grand Prix of Denver
DENVER -- Sebastien Bourdais broke the track record three more times on Saturday, securing the pole for today's Grand Prix of Denver with a time of 59.942 seconds (99.516 mph) on the 1.65-mile course.
Bourdais quickly got things rolling after Gaston Mazzacane's crash into a wall caused a delay, breaking the record with a 1:00.35 lap on his sixth go-round. He didn't take long to lower it, dropping 0.049 his next lap.
Just to make sure he'd get his fifth pole of the season, Bourdais eclipsed the record again two laps later, becoming the first driver in the three-year history of the Denver race to finish with a sub-minute lap.
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Michael Schumacher won the pole for the Hungarian Grand Prix with teammate Rubens Barrichello beside him -- the fourth time this season Ferrari will start from both front-row spots.
Schumacher captured his seventh pole in 2004 and is going for his 12th victory in 13 races this season. If he wins today, the German becomes the first Formula One driver with 12 victories in a season. He's already the first to have won 11, doing so twice.
BAR-Honda took both places on the second row during Saturday's qualifying, with Japan's Takuma Sato timed in 1:19.693, just ahead of English teammate Jenson Button (1:19.700). Renault's Fernando Alonso was fifth (1:19.996) and BMW Williams driver Antonio Pizzonia was sixth (1:20.170).
The next four spots went to Juan Pablo Montoya of Williams (1:20.199), Giancarlo Fisichella of Sauber (1:20.324), Jarno Trulli of Renault (1:20.411) and Kimi Raikkonen of McLaren (1:20.570).
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