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Bobby Labonte drove his Chevrolet Monte Carlo...

From Staff and Wire Reports

Bobby Labonte drove his Chevrolet Monte Carlo to victory in the GM Goodwrench 400 for his second victory in a row at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.

Labonte, who started his 84th Winston Cup race from the pole position, won the Miller Genuine Draft 400 on the high-banked, 2-mile oval June 18. Labonte, who also won the on May 28, now has won three NASCAR races--all on superspeedways.

“Hey, man, this is great. I never won a race before in my life, and now I’ve won two right here,” said Labonte, who finished 6.8 seconds ahead of his older brother, Terry.

Labonte won with an average speed of 157.739 m.p.h., making it the second-fastest Winston Cup race in MIS history. Davey Allison averaged 160.910 m.p.h. in a 1991 race.

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It was the second time this year the Labonte brothers have finished 1-2. Terry also followed Bobby across the finish line in May at the Coca-Cola 600 in Concord, N.C.

Jeff Gordon, who clearly had the fastest car on the track, finished third in his Chevy because his crew miscalculated how long Labonte could stay out on the track after stopping for fuel with 55 laps remaining.

Soccer

Emmanuel Bentil scored two goals, leading Ghana to a 3-2 victory over Brazil in the final of the Under-17 World Championship in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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Abu Iddrisu also scored for Ghana, which won the first U-17 tournament in Italy in 1991 and finished second to Brazil in the Under-20 World Championship in Australia in 1993. Juan Santos and Marco Antonio scored for Brazil.

Argentina beat Oman, 2-0, in the third-place game in the 16-nation tournament.


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