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

Vickers Wins Open

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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