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RACING ROUND-UP - PUBLISHED ON JULY 6TH 2009
Racing review: All the results
AUTOSPORT brings you the definitive who won what, and where, round-up from throughout the racing world last weekend

  By Matt Beer
 
 

At the start of the season few would have predicted that come July Tony Stewart would be stretching his points lead with a second NASCAR Sprint Cup race win of his first year as an owner/driver, or that Justin Wilson would be taking Dale Coyne's team of hard-working underdogs to IndyCar Series victory at Watkins Glen - but that's what happened in a dramatic weekend of American motorsport.

While Wilson took control early on at the Glen then resisted the might of Penske and Ganassi all afternoon, Stewart's win was only secured on the last lap, and in typically eventful fashion as a tangle with Kurt Busch sent the latter into the wall and triggered carnage in the winner's wake.

Plenty of destruction in the World Touring Car Championship's Porto races too, with the chaos almost as notable as the heavy use of team orders that got title contenders Augusto Farfus and Yvan Muller to the front in race two after Gabriele Tarquini's race one win.

MotoGP also produced an accident-packed weekend, and a surprise victory for Dani Pedrosa, who ended Honda's long losing streak by narrowly beating the Yamahas.

THE ACTIONJustin Wilson

NASCAR Nationwide: Bowyer wins at Daytona

NASCAR Cup: Stewart takes dramatic Daytona win

Formula Renault 3.5: Martinez takes another win

Formula Renault 3.5: Pic storms to Silverstone victory

WTCC: Tarquini eases to victory at Porto

WTCC: Farfus wins hectic second race at Porto

British F3: Van der Zande wins at Snetterton

British F3: Christodoulou takes maiden F3 win

Indycar: Wilson takes Dale Coyne's first win

MotoGP: Pedrosa ends Honda win drought

  FEATURES FROM JUL 2, 2009 - JUL 8, 2009
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Dodgy Business: What F1 people do on weekends off
By Tony Dodgins
The Weekly Grapevine
By Dieter Rencken
Bamber's Week
By Jim Bamber
Stat Attack: Germany
By Michele Merlino
The German GP Preview
By Edd Straw and Mark Glendenning
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  ABOUT MATT BEER
Matt Beer starting freelancing for AUTOSPORT.com in the first week of its existence in 1999, and spent the next decade-and-a-half dovetailing increasing amounts of time contributing to it with working for other Haymarket motorsport websites, UK national reporting, co-managing award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatres, racing driver and team PR, and getting some degrees, plus contributions to an AUTOCOURSE Champ Car yearbook and the FIA Institute's in-house magazine. Now deputy editor of AUTOSPORT.com, he also oversees AUTOSPORT's talent development programme for emerging motorsport writers.
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