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Kyle Busch stayed out of trouble to win fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart's dirt-track charity race Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway.
Wrecks reduced the 26-car field to 15 cars for the final 16 laps of the Prelude To The Dream on the half-mile oval owned by Stewart. Kasey Kahne was leading until he hit Bobby Labonte in Turn 3 after Labonte spun out. Busch was running second at the time, and took advantage for his first Prelude victory after four top-five finishes. Stewart, the defending Sprint Cup champion, finished second.
Twenty-six drivers, including 14 from the Sprint Cup series, competed in late-model stock cars in the 40-lap event that benefited Feed The Children with the net proceeds from the HBO pay-per-view telecast. Feed The Children also will send a food truck to the hometown or a city of choice of the top-10 finishers. The event has raised more than $3.5 million for various charities since its inception in 2005.
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Several big names throughout motorsports, including several from NASCAR, made the trek to Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Wednesday to participate in the Prelude to the Dream charity race to benefit Feed the Children.
In his sixth try in the yearly event, Kyle Busch made his way to victory lane.
“This is cool,” Busch said. “This is what it’s all about...
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I've been fortunate enough to win the Prelude three times, but those wins aren't what make the Prelude a perfect night.
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