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Hornish wins Sprint Showdown

Updated: May 16, 2009, 9:40 PM ET
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. -- Sam Hornish Jr. continued his monthlong surge Saturday night, winning the Sprint Showdown to earn a transfer spot into NASCAR's All-Star race.

It's the second consecutive year Hornish has raced his way into the $1 million main event at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He finished second a year ago to A.J. Allmendinger to earn one of the two transfer spots.

"I wish we didn't have to race our way in again, but it feels good," said Hornish, who notched the first top 10 of his NASCAR ...

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