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Rain beats Canadian fans, but not NASCAR or Canadian driver Fellows

It was a historic day for NASCAR as rain tires were used in a points race for the first time. And despite Canadian fans being denied a normal race for the second year in a row, the home country fans got to see a home country driver -- Ron Fellows -- glide to a rain-shortened win, writes Paul Grant.

Updated: August 3, 2008, 7:10 PM ET
By Paul Grant | ESPN.com

MONTREAL -- Say this about the Montreal race: You can always count on something out of the ordinary.

On Saturday, fans saw the first points race run in the rain in NASCAR history. There were stock cars with wipers, rooster tails, more accidents under caution than under green and a race called due to inclement weather -- NASCAR fans in Montreal have yet to see what passes for a normal Nationwide Series race.

When all was said and damp, Canadian Ron Fellows was declared ...

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