Kenseth coasts to win after Stewart crashes

Tony Stewart's car flips over in the midst of a multiple-car crash on the final lap at Talladega. Stewart, who afterward said he was OK, said he caused the crash. GREG McWILLIAMS / Associated Press
Tony Stewart's car flips over in the midst of a multiple-car crash on the final lap at Talladega. Stewart, who afterward said he was OK, said he caused the crash. GREG McWILLIAMS / Associated Press
Posted: October 08, 2012

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth won Sunday at Talladega Superpeedway, where a last-lap crash turned defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart upside down.

Stewart was leading the final lap but had no drafting partner as the field closed in on him. He was looking for help when he misjudged how much room he had and turned in front of Michael Waltrip.

Waltrip hooked Stewart's bumper, and it triggered a massive accident that sent Stewart's car sailing on its side over the field. NASCAR threw the caution and Kenseth coasted to the victory.

Stewart was helped from his car by safety workers and waved to the crowd to signify he was OK. He said he caused the accident.

Jeff Gordon finished second and Kyle Busch was third.

Formula One

SUZUKA, Japan - Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix from the pole to close within four points of Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso, who crashed out of the race at the first turn.

NHRA

MOHNTON, Pa. - Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to postpone the completion of eliminations for the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway until Monday at 11 a.m.

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