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Brad Keselowski gave Penske Racing their fifth win of the season in the Nationwide Series Friday night at Kentucky Speedway. Just one week after AJ Allmendinger put the #22 Ford Mustang in Victory Lane at Road America, Keselowski brought home his second win of the season in the Feed the Children 300.
Arguably the class of the field, Keselowski led four times for a total of 59 laps on the flat 1.5-mile track. After taking four tires during the last round of pit stops under caution on lap 144, he quickly moved through the pack to take the lead from Elliott Sadler on lap 156 and held him off when the rain began to fall on lap 164. NASCAR stopped the race on lap 170 of 200 when more showers moved through the area.
“It certainly was a great race for us, but I didn’t want it to end this way,” said Keselowski. “The No. 22 team did a great job. They’ve been working so hard, and they deserve these results. A car that was this good is just an honor to have. I felt really lucky today.”
Josh Richards completed a perfect weekend Saturday night during the seventh annual Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway. Richards started the weekend with preliminary victories Thursday night and Saturday afternoon and became the first driver in history to sweep the Firecracker 100 weekend since it was expanded to three full nights.
In the final race Richards overtook the polesitter and defending Firecracker 100 winner Scott Bloomquist for the lead on lap 16 and never gave up the top spot. The race was slowed by 11 caution flags and 2 red flags as it stretched into the early morning hours of Sunday. Richards was able to pull away at the final restart with four laps to go and win by 0.976 of a second with his Roush Yates powered 436 Ford.
“It means a lot to me to win a race of this much prestige – as well as this is the place that I ran my first World of Outlaw race in 2004,” said Richards, who captured his sixth World of Outlaw victory of 2013. “There are a lot of great cars here and just to be able to win one of the weekend races means a lot – to win all three is unreal.”
Johnny Scott took home the Allgayer, Inc. Southern Region point’s championship after winning three races this weekend in the USMTS series. Scott captured his third straight victory Friday night at RPM Speedway in Crandall, TX after leading his group with the fastest time in qualifying and winning his heat race from outside of the second row.
The win was his seventh of 2013 in the USMTS Series with his Roush Yates powered USMTS 410 Chevy spec modified engine.
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Last Sunday at Kentucky Speedway, Brad Keselowski got caught up in Kurt Busch's mistake and was wrecked. That relegated Brad to a 33rd-place finish. More importantly, it knocked the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion down the points ladder to 13th. With no wins so far this year, I know there are those who are wondering if our defending champion will even make the Chase.
An early-race accident in Sunday's NASCAR race at Kentucky ended Brad Keselowski's hopes of repeating as winner, and the quest now is maintaining hopes of defending his Sprint Cup championship.
Keselowski was running near the top 10 on lap 49 when Kurt Busch's No. 78 Chevy went low, came back up the track and into his left rear quarter-panel. The contact spun the No...
SPARTA, KY- This was supposed to be the weekend where Brad Keselowski got back to victory lane.
He has yet to win a race this season and sat ninth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings entering this weekend’s race at the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway. The defending series champion was also the defending champion at Kentucky and usually thrives here.
Keselowski won the rain shortened...
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The weekend at Kentucky Speedway can be described in one word – soggy. Both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races were affected by rain moving through the area this past weekend.
The Nationwide series Feed the Children 300 was called due to rain, and the very next day the Sprint Cup race, the Quaker State 400, a scheduled night race, was postponed...
Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski was one of seven cars collected in a multi-car crash triggered by Kurt Busch in Sunday's race at Kentucky Speedway. Busch drove down onto the apron and hit a bump before the start/finish line on Lap 47 and shot up the track.
Keselowski's spotter Joey Meier told the No. 2 Miller Ford driver that he was clear high and warned him...
• Keselowski and the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang team began the race from the 19th position following the Friday afternoon qualifying session.
• Despite starting deep in the field, Keselowski immediately began to show that his Ford Mustang had plenty of speed to contend for the win as he methodically made his way toward the front of the field.
• Following hard, side-by...
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Brad Keselowski found himself clinging to ninth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings entering the race weekend at Kentucky Speedway.
Last season Keselowski won at Kentucky but things were dramatically different on Sunday. After qualifying eighth for the Quaker State 400 the 2012 series champion found himself in trouble on...
Ford Racing drivers Brad Keselowski and Greg Biffle were involved in a big crash on lap 48 of the Sprint Cup Series race from the Kentucky Speedway. Below are quotes from both drivers on the accident.
BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion (INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT ON LAP 48)
WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON WHAT HAPPENED? “It is a wreck. Wrecks happen. It takes a chain of events to get...
Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski were two of the NASCAR drivers involved in a scary wreck during the 48th lap of the Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday.
The multi-car crash began when Busch, coming back into the track from the apron, bumped the back left of Keselowski's car. The No. 2 then spun down onto the apron before drifting back into the track,...
BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion (INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT ON LAP 48) – WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON WHAT HAPPENED? “It is a wreck. Wrecks happen. It takes a chain of events to get there. We had the bottom lane on two or three restarts in a row and got shuffled back a little bit. We were trying to get patient because it looked like we will get the whole race in before rain...
Kurt Busch caused a red flag situation early in the rain-postponed Sprint Cup race Sunday at Kentucky Speedway when his car shot into the back of Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford after he was racing down on the apron of the track on lap 48. Keselowski’s Ford spun to the right up the track.
SPARTA, Ky. Jimmie Johnson was dominating the Quaker State 400 and appeared well on his way to a fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup victory Sunday afternoon. The only thing slowing down the No. 48 Lowes Chevy SS at the Kentucky Speedway was yellow caution flags.
The restart following the ninth caution, coming with 20 laps remaining of the 267-lap race, became Johnsons undoing. Johnson got...
SPARTA, KY- Pole Winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and both Quaker State 400 winners Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski were the top three favorites for today’s 267-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway.
Unfortunately, all three were involved in early incidents with Keselowski being done for the day in a fiery crash in Turn 2 on Lap 47.
The inaugural race and...
SPARTA, Ky — Kurt Busch made contact with Brad Keselowski Sunday at Kentucky Speedway. Several drivers were involved in the wreck, including Greg Biffle, Travis Kvapil and Dave Blaney.
The race was postponed on Saturday night due to rain. Keselowski won Friday nights Nationwide series race at Kentucky and was the June race winner at the track in 2012.