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January 29, 2013

Young guns come up short

Good weekend for Ganassi

(Continued)

All three of the young guns have promising futures ahead of them, but as their careers advance they have to learn some patience.

Elliott did capture his third Speedfest win in the Pro Late Model 100-lap feature earlier in the day, showing patience in that race as he worked his way to the front.

It was my first visit to Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, GA. and I really liked the track. It clearly had two grooves and at times the cars were able to run three-wide with no lack of racing room. The track has no back straight wall, just a large grassy area off of the first and third corners and along the back straight. Several drivers throughout the day took excursions through the grass, some getting close to a creek bed to the north of the speedway.

It was unfortunate that numerous caution flags waved in both the 100 and 200 lap features because there had been good racing at the front of the pack.

In other racing news: The Chip Ganassi Racing team had a great weekend at the Rolex 24 at Daytona with the car driven by Juan Pablo Montoya, Charlie Kimball, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas winning the event by completing 907 laps, the only car on the lead lap. The other Ganassi car driven by Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon finished 11th in the Daytona Prototype class.

- Ken de la Bastide is the Kokomo Tribune enterprise editor. He can be reached at 765- 454-8580 or via e-mail at ken.delabastide@kokomotribune.com

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