Auto racing: Truck win a first for Larson

2013-04-15T00:00:00Z Auto racing: Truck win a first for LarsonThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 15, 2013 12:00 am  • 

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Kyle Larson picked up his first NASCAR national series win on Sunday by holding off Joey Logano on the final restart of the Truck Series race at Rockingham Speedway.

Logano was closing in on Larson when a collision between Timothy Peters and Ryan Sieg brought out the caution with two laps remaining.

"I was definitely worried and I could see him getting closer and closer in the mirror and was hoping we could get to the line, and we got that yellow with just a couple to go," Larson said.

Logano had fresher tires and Larson was thought to be a sitting duck for the green-white-checkered restart. Instead, Logano misjudged Larson's start and Larson drove away to the win after leading 187 laps.

"I'm usually not the best on restarts, so I was surprised I got that good of a start," said Larson, who won in a truck for Turner Scott Motorsports with an Autism Speaks paint scheme in honor of crew chief Trent Owens' son, Gray.

"I wish Gray was here with us to hang out and have fun," he said.

Logano was second after flying to the race from Saturday night's fifth-place finish at Texas.

Brendan Gaughan was third and was followed by Johnny Sauter, and Chase Elliott.

Formula One

SHANGHAI - Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso won the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix Sunday, claiming his and the team's first win since last year's race in Germany.

Alonso took the lead for good with 13 laps to go and won by 10 seconds over Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen, with pole sitter Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes third, just two tenths of a second ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel retains the championship lead, now just three points ahead of Raikkonen, with Alonso moving into third, ahead of Hamilton.

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