Kevin Harvick dominated in the desert again last night, winning the Nextel Cup Subway Fresh 500 race for a weekend sweep at Phoenix International Raceway.
Harvick, who won the Busch Series race Friday night, passed Greg Biffle with 10 laps to go to win for the first time in Nextel Cup in more than a year. Once Harvick got by Biffle, it was clear sailing because the top challengers had late fuel problems.
Biffle ran out of gas, then Mark Martin's tank went dry. It left only Tony Stewart, who started last, to chase Harvick down and he never got close.
Harvick coasted to the finish line, then celebrated his sixth career Nextel Cup victory with a smoky celebratory spin on the frontstretch. He, too, had feared he might run out of gas, but didn't have to push it because the competition was so far back.
''We didn't have the best car all day, but we had the best car when it counted," Harvick said.
Stewart was second, a remarkable feat considering he had to forfeit his qualifying spot (third) and start last in the 43-car field because of a mistake by his championship-winning crew.
Stewart's team accidentally turned his qualifying tires into Goodyear, rendering them unusable for the start of the race. NASCAR penalized him by sending him to the back, but he stayed patient and worked his way up to the front.
Matt Kenseth finished third to take over the Nextel Cup points standings lead. Carl Edwards was fourth and Clint Bowyer, Harvick's teammate, was fifth.
Martin, who led three times for 111 laps, was 11th and Biffle 16th.
The race was stopped 100 laps in after a multicar accident collected several cars and caused pole-sitter Kyle Busch to lose his temper. Away from the accident, Busch made contact with Casey Mears and spun. As the red flag came out to clean up the debris from the larger accident, Busch headed to the garage for repairs -- but not before passing by Mears and running into his car.
It earned Busch, who won here last November, a five-lap penalty and a meeting after the race with NASCAR officials. He finished 36th.
IndyCar -- Helio Castroneves claimed his second straight series win of the season, taking the Indy Japan 300 in Motegi.
Castroneves, who won the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg earlier this month, dominated throughout the 200-lap race and crossed the finish line 6.3851 seconds ahead of defending champion Dan Wheldon.
Wheldon was bidding to become the first IndyCar Series driver to win three years in a row at the same track, but couldn't close the gap on Castroneves.
Scott Dixon was in second place for most of the race, then fell out of contention after a delay during his last pit stop after 148 laps.
Formula One -- Michael Schumacher earned the 66th pole of his career, breaking the record he shared with Ayrton Senna, when he took the top spot for the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.
Schumacher, still seeking his first win this season, covered the track where Senna was killed 12 years ago in 1 minute 22.795 seconds.