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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Martin Truex Jr. has won the NASCAR Cup Series race in Sonoma after roaring past defending champion Kevin Harvick with a clever pit strategy. The defending Cup Series champion waited to pit until the 81st lap, a full eight laps later than Harvick. Clint Bowyer finished third, and Chase Elliott was fourth ahead of Kyle Busch.

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) - World of Outlaws sprint car series driver Jason Johnson has died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin. He was 41. The World of Outlaws series says the driver from Eunice, Louisiana, was injured during a race Saturday night on the dirt oval at Beaver Dam. He crashed on lap 18 of a 40-lap race while racing for the lead. The series later posted a message on Twitter saying that Johnson had died.

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