Underdogs have their day in ‘Dega

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In what was easily the biggest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series surprise win since a then-rookie, Brad Keselowski, did so at Talladega in 2009 for James Finch, David Ragan and David Gilliland swept through the field to take a shock 1-2 result for Front Row Motorsports on Sunday at Talladega.

But they weren’t the only ones. As in Daytona, a handful of underfunded or part-time entrants also cracked the top 10.

Michael Waltrip made his second start of 2013, first actually with Michael Waltrip Racing (drove a Swan Racing Toyota in the Daytona 500), and finished fourth.

Regan Smith – the winner of Saturday’s chaotic Nationwide race – grabbed a top-10 for Finch’s Phoenix Racing in sixth.

And Scott Speed, the ex-Formula One driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso and the last American driver to race in F1, scored the first top-10 finish for the Leavine Family Racing team in ninth (No. 95, right).

Speed may have erred in the last restart, per the Associated Press’s Jenna Fryer. She tweeted from that from her notes, the restart order originally had Ragan eighth, Speed ninth and Brad Keselowski tenth, although they actually restarted Speed, Keselowski and Ragan. NASCAR made no penalty call at the time and Keselowski spent Sunday night on Twitter fuming about the alleged mistake.

David Stremme (Swan Racing Toyota, 12th) and Josh Wise (the third Front Row Ford, 19th) also posted their best results of the season.

IndyCar: Being a father is most important to Will Power, not even Indy 500 win

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Even though he just won the biggest race in the world two weeks ago, there’s no question what is more important to Will Power: being a father or winning the Indianapolis 500.

“Being Beau’s father,” Power said of his 17-month-old son Beau.

Check out a special Father’s Day video by the elder Power and his wife Liz — as well as Beau, of course — below (video courtesy IndyCar):