Keselowski Cruises



JOLIET, Ill. — Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway for his third Nationwide victory of the season and the 15th of his career. He cruised to a decisive victory over Carl Edwards, whose chances at a victory evaporated when his No. 60 Ford ran out of fuel moments before a scheduled pit stop on lap 124 of 200.

During the early and middle portions of the race, Keselowski and Edwards, the only Chase drivers in the field, took turns dominating.

Keselowski wrested the lead from Scott on lap two and stayed out front — with the exception of one lap under caution — until Edwards passed him in traffic on lap 90.

“I’m going to take every one of those freakin’ lapped cars and wreck ’em,” Keselowski vented, after one of the drivers failed to give him a lane to pass and facilitated Edwards’ move to the lead.

By the time Keselowski made a green-flag pit stop for tires and fuel on lap 115, Edwards had extended his advantage to three seconds. Edwards waited until lap 124 to pit — one lap too long, as it turned out.

Edwards ran out of fuel on the way to his pit stall, and by the time the crew completed his service and his engine refired, he was nine seconds behind Keselowski and in fifth place when the cycle of stops was complete.

Polesitter Brian Scott came home third, followed by Aric Almirola, Sam Hornish Jr., Elliott Sadler, Jamie McMurray, Ricky Stenhouse, Paul Menard and Reed Sorenson.

Top 10 leaders after 28 of 34:

1. Stenhouse-986
2. Sadler-972
3. Sorenson-939
4. Almirola-922
5. Allgaier-905
6. Leffler-859
7. K. Wallace-813
8. S. Wallace-791
9. Scott-778
10. Annett-772

 

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Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

Executive Editor
Hugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American's editorial department. When he's not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]
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