Trevor Bayne takes Nationwide race in Iowa

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NEWTON, Iowa — Trevor Bayne spent the first weekend of his marriage stuck in a rain-soaked racetrack in the middle of Iowa.

Trevor Bayne celebrates his Nationwide Series win at Iowa Speedway with his new wife, Ashton.   CHARLIE NEIBERGALL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHARLIE NEIBERGALL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Trevor Bayne celebrates his Nationwide Series win at Iowa Speedway with his new wife, Ashton.

The 22-year-old newlywed made the most of his unorthodox honeymoon, taking his bride to Victory Lane for the first time.

Bayne rallied to win the rain-plagued NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa on Sunday, his second career win in the series.

The victory capped a memorable week for Bayne, who got married Tuesday in North Carolina. His wife, Ashton, wasn’t with him for his first career Nationwide victory in Texas in 2011, but she was right by his side at Iowa Speedway.

“Such a special week for me. I was teared up at the altar on Tuesday and about teared up on Victory Lane on Sunday,” Bayne said. “Not many women would be willing to get married on Tuesday and come to Iowa as part of their honeymoon.”

Austin Dillon, who conceded the lead to Bayne with 11 laps to go, was second.

FORMULA ONE: In Montreal, Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix to extend his lead in the series points race.

Starting from the pole position, Vettel finished 14.4 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton was third after holding the lead for three of the 70 laps when Vettel made an early pit stop.

Vettel took the checkered flag in 1 hour, 32 minutes, 9.143 seconds.

INDYCAR: In Fort Worth, Texas, Helio Castroneves raced to his first IndyCar victory of the season, leading the final 132 laps Saturday night for his fourth career victory at Texas Motor Speedway.

Castroneves also won at the 1½-mile, high-banked track in 2004, 2006 and 2009.

“Texas is awesome. I love this place,” Castroneves said after celebrating by climbing up the frontstretch fence.

Former series champion Sam Hornish Jr. was the only other three-time IndyCar winner at Texas, and his last came for Roger Penske, who now has eight victories at the track which hosted its 25th IndyCar race.

Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Motorsports finished second, more than 5 seconds back. He led 35 of the 228 laps.

With six other top-10 finishes in the first seven races, Castroneves entered the night tied with Marco Andretti for the season points lead.

Andretti, who led the first 53 laps after starting on the front row, finished fifth. He dropped to second, 22 points behind Castroneves.


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