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Rain moves Nationwide race to today |

Rain moves Nationwide race to today

The Associated Press
| Monday, February 25, 2008 12:00 a.m

FONTANA, Calif. – Rain on Sunday in Fontana, Calif., forced NASCAR to delay the running of the Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway for a second day.

After it was rained out Saturday, the race was rescheduled to be run following yesterday’s Auto Club 500 Sprint Cup event. But several long rain delays in that race meant the Nationwide event had to be moved to this morning.

Several of the Cup stars, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch, were in the Nationwide lineup.

Dixon races to Top Fuel win

In Chandler, Ariz., Larry Dixon raced to his first Top Fuel victory of the season and 42nd overall yesterday, beating Dave Grubnic in the final of the Checker Schuck’s Kragen NHRA Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Jack Beckman and V. Gaines also won their divisions in the second NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event of the season.

Dixon drove his dragster to a 4.532-second, 327.19-mph victory over Grubnic to tie Tony Schumacher for ninth place on the NHRA career victory list.

Beckman drove his Dodge Charger R/T to a 4.868-second run at 320.20 mph to edge Robert Hight for his fourth career Funny Car win.

In Pro Stock, Gaines grabbed his first win in seven years, driving his Dodge Stratus to a 6.702 at 205.38 against Jason Line.

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