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Motor Racing

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Nelson Piquet Jr. wins Trucks race at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Nelson Piquet Jr. raced to his second NASCAR Trucks Series victory of the year Saturday night, passing Matt Crafton on the final lap at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Piquet, the Brazilian whose father won three Formula One titles, also won at Road America in Wisconsin in June.

Crafton took the lead on a restart after the final caution, with Piquet close behind. Piquet went to the bottom of the track on the final lap, and passed Crafton in the second turn.

Pole-winner Joey Coulter was third, followed by Brendan Gaughan and Todd Bodine.

Ty Dillon was 10th and hold into the series lead, ahead of sixth-place finisher James Buescher.

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