After an eventful race both on the track and in the pits had removed the day’s fastest cars in Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards from competition, the white flag flew over Brad Keselowski, who appeared ready to shake off two consecutive DNFs and damage incurred in practice Thursday by scoring his first Nationwide win since Gateway last October.
Keselowski’s tires had other plans. A blown Goodyear entering turn 1 coming to the checkers sent the No. 22 Dodge into the fence, leaving the door wide open for Mark Martin, who spent much of the race’s final run saving fuel, to extend his all-time lead in Nationwide wins to 49, holding off Turner Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier coming to the checkered flag. Keselowski, Danica Patrick and Trevor Bayne rounded out the top 5.