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Speedweek Kicks Off Hoosier Racing Weekend

Last updated on Thursday, July 24, 2008

(UNDATED) - Speedweek at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Clermont begins tonight with the USAC midgets and silver crown cars running on the oval.

On Friday night, NASCAR comes to the five-eighths mile track with the Craftsman Truck Series and the Nationwide Series races at ORP on Saturday night.

NASCAR announced on Wednesday that it is cutting the horsepower for those teams using Toyota motors in the Nationwide Series. Toyota has dominated the series this season, winning 14 of 21 races.

Tony Stewart is the defending champion of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, but his teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing, Kyle Busch, enters Sunday's race as the favorite. Busch enters Sunday's race as the sprint cup points leader.

It has not been a fluke as the younger of the Busch brothers has won seven races this season including three of the last four. Only his brother Kurt, with a win at New Hampshire in late June, has been able to keep Kyle Busch out of victory lane in recent races.

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