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NASCAR Nextel Champ Kurt Busch 1st At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Kurt Busch NASCAR Nextel Cup driverNASCAR Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch, a Las Vegas native, first Nextel Cup driver on the repaved 1.5-mile tri-oval at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Tuesday. The new surface is part of a $30 million renovation.

When Las Vegas Motor Speedway was being built in 1995, Kurt Busch would sneak a peek at the construction. But he was never invited inside for a tour, let alone one with red-carpet treatment.

Ten years later, the 28-year-old Nextel Cup star was invited back as the featured guest Tuesday when the speedway officially unveiled its repaved 1.5-mile tri-oval. the centerpiece of the speedway’s $30 million makeover.

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NASCAR News Stories For Last Week

NASCARNASCAR News Stories for last week including Juan Pablo Montoya replacing Mears.

A.J. ALLMENDINGER – Number 1
Allmendinger’s win Sunday in the Grand Prix of Toronto was his third straight in the series since joining Forsythe Championship Racing. He is the first American to win three consecutive Champ Car races since Al Unser Jr. did twice 12 years ago.Allmendinger finished 1.851 seconds ahead of runner-up and Las Vegas resident Paul Tracy, and trails points leader Sebastien Bourdais by just 23 points.

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