Paul Tracy has been schooled by several masters of oval racing and yesterday he turned some of that savvy into his fourth win at the Milwaukee Mile.
Tracy made a gutsy outside pass of pole-winner Jimmy Vasser stick on the 19th of 221 laps and went on to win the Road Runner 225 Champ Car World Series event in West Allis, Wis., holding off A.J. Allmendinger in the waning laps.
Tracy, who started fifth in the 17-car field, was second by the end of the first lap. He stayed close to Vasser and finally made his move on a restart following the first of three caution flags.
As the laps wound down on the race, Allmendinger hung with Tracy, cutting his lead at times to fewer than 5 car lengths.
Debris on the track brought out the final caution on Lap 210 and bunched the field, giving Allmendinger one last chance to chase down the leader. But Tracy used some of his remaining Push-To-Pass power to beat Allmendinger to the finish line by 3.369 seconds.
NASCAR Busch -- Martin Truex Jr. bided his time until the handling on Kevin Harvick's car went away, then passed him for the lead with 70 laps to go and eventually drove away to an easy victory in the
Harvick controlled the first two-thirds of the race, and showed the way for a race-high 86 laps. He took the lead from pole-sitter Carl Edwards on the second lap and dominated until Truex took over.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck -- Kyle Busch made it two wins in two series starts after an error on pit road took dominant Ron Hornaday out of contention at Dover International Speedway.
Busch took the lead from David Reutimann when the green flag waved with 19 laps remaining, and his Chevrolet held off that of Tony Stewart, another moonlighting Nextel Cup driver. The margin of victory was 0.745 seconds.