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Vickers Wins Open

Brian Vickers won the Nextel All-Star Challenge Open tonight following contact on the run to the finish line on the final lap to advance to the Nextel All-Star Challenge

The race had been dominated by Mike Bliss and Travis Kvapil, the two drivers swapping the lead back and forth during the race, with Vickers joining them in the closing laps.

With five laps remaining Kvapil's challenge was over as Bliss held onto the lead from Vickers. Vickers was close but didn't look like challenging for the win.

But on the last lap Vickers closed in, and entering turn three three they were nose to tail. As the came off turn four they were still nose to tail.

As they ran to the line Bliss moved to stay on the racing line. Vickers' nose was there though, and with a tap, Bliss was sent spinning sideways as Vickers stole the win.

Result of Nextel All-Star Challenge Open:

Pos  Driver               Make      Laps
 1.  Brian Vickers        Chevrolet   30
 2.  Mike Bliss           Chevrolet   30
 3.  Travis Kvapil        Dodge       30
 4.  Kyle Busch           Chevrolet   30
 5.  Bobby Hamilton Jr    Chevrolet   30
 6.  Casey Mears          Dodge       30
 7.  Robby Gordon         Chevrolet   30
 8.  Ricky Rudd           Ford        30
 9.  Ken Schrader         Dodge       30
10.  Martin Truex Jr      Chevrolet   30
11.  Jeff Burton          Chevrolet   30
12.  Jeff Green           Dodge       30
13.  Sterling Marlin      Dodge       30
14.  Jamie McMurray       Dodge       30
15.  Scott Wimmer         Dodge       30
16.  Jimmy Spencer        Dodge       30
17.  Dave Blaney          Chevrolet   30
18.  Mike Wallace         Chevrolet   30
19.  Kevin Lepage         Dodge       30
20.  Hermie Sadler        Ford        30
21.  Derrike Cope         Chevrolet   30
22.  Kyle Petty           Dodge       30
23.  Boris Said           Chevrolet   30
24.  Jason Leffler        Chevrolet   30
25.  Kirk Shelmerdine     Ford        30
26.  Eric McClure         Chevrolet   20
27.  Morgan Shepherd      Dodge        6
28.  Scott Riggs          Chevrolet    2

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