Kyle Busch wins third consecutive NNS race

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Kyle Busch continued his domination in the NASCAR Nationwide Series by winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway — his third NNS win in a row, fourth in his last five NNS starts, and his sixth career NNS win in Fort Worth.

“Yee-haw, boys — gimme that cowboy hat,” Busch exclaimed over his team radio after beating Brad Keselowski to the stripe by 2.3 seconds. Busch also led the most laps of any driver in the race, pacing 91 of 200 laps.

“[The track] just fits right into my style,” Busch said to ESPN in Victory Lane. “I love running Texas, and most importantly, I love winning here.”

Austin Dillon came home third, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in fourth and Kevin Harvick in fifth. Sam Hornish Jr. was able to keep hold of his NNS points lead despite finishing 34th after sustaining considerable damage to his machine in a run-in with Jeremy Clements. However, Hornish’s 28-point edge going into tonight is now down to a mere two markers.

FIA returns Manor’s F1 entry fee for 2017

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Good news: Manor Grand Prix Racing Limited got a refund of an entry fee it paid to the FIA to run in this year’s F1 season.

Bad news: Manor still hasn’t run this year, and won’t be for the foreseeable future (especially as Manor’s former leadership staff is moving that team into FIA WEC’s new-look LMP1 class in addition to its LMP2 program).

Manor Group’s receivership outfit, Just Racing Services Limited, went into administration earlier this year. As there was no new buyer for the F1 team, Manor dropped from the 2017 grid before the season.

The FIA said it would return its entry fee to help Manor Group pay off outstanding debts.

It basically means nothing in the grand scheme of things since Manor missed out on 10th place in the constructor’s standings in 2016 and fell from the F1 grid as a result, but hey, it’s a goodwill gesture going into Thanksgiving this week.