TORONTO - IZOD IndyCar Series
Honda Grand Prix of Alabama
Will Power started the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama on the pole and never looked back on Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
The Australian became the first IndyCar driver to lead flag to flag since Dario Franchitti did it at Sonoma back in 2009.
It was his mastery of the double-file restarts instituted this year in the IndyCar series that kept him in front of second place finisher Scott Dixon.
“It was one of the most relaxing races I’ve ever had,” Power said. “I was just really cruising.”
Franchitti was third with Marco Andretti fourth, Oriol Servia fifth and Tony Kanaan sixth.
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Samsung Mobile 500
Matt Kenseth won for the first time in 76 races in the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford dominating the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
He led 169 of 334 laps and ended up winning by a comfortable 8.315 seconds ahead of Clint Bowyer in the No. 33 Richard Childress Motorsports Chevrolet.
It was Kenseth’s 19th career Sprint Cup win.
Kenseth’s Roush Fenway Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle came home third and fourth, respectively, with Paul Menard completing the top five.
The win moved Kenseth top third in the points parade behind Edwards and Kyle Busch.
Malaysian Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel made winning for the second consecutive week look easy Sunday on the Formula One Sepang circuit at the Malaysian Grand Prix in the Red Bull Renault.
After starting on the pole and watching rivals Lewis Hamilton in a McLaren and Fernando Alonso get passed on the first corner by Nick Heidfeld’s Lotus all Vettel had to do for the rest of the afternoon was not make a mistake and he didn’t.
Jenson Button took second for McLaren.
Heidfeld gave Renault its second podium in as many races as he held off Mark Webber for third.
The Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Alonso finished fifth and sixth.