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|Clint Bowyer Wins Charity Dirt Track Race
|ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) -- Clint Bowyer started on the pole and led wire-to-wire for his first victory in Tony Stewart's dirt-track charity race Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway.
Twenty-eight drivers, including 17 from the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, competed in late-model stock cars in the 30-lap event that benefited children's hospitals in Atlanta, Dallas, St. Louis and Charlotte, N.C.
Bowyer, who is ninth in the Sprint Cup standings, was pursued around the half-mile oval by second-place finisher J.J. Yeley for the entire race. Aric Almirola finished third and was followed by Kyle Busch and Justin Allgaier.
The event has raised more than $3 million for various charities since its inception in 2005.
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