Brad Keselowski was able to celebrate the Federated Auto Parts 300 win in victory lane with much of his family, as brother Brian Keselowski was also in town after attempting to qualify for Saturday’s event (he spun on his qualifying lap and DNQ’d).
I might as well write a template for the Nationwide Series Breakdown. Saturday, Joe Gibbs Racing dominated the NASCAR Nationwide Series X (Heluva Good! 200). Driver X (Denny Hamlin) smoked the field, leading X (131) of X laps (200). Joe Gibbs Racing has now won X (nine) of X (14) races in the Nationwide Series this season.
Though he failed to overwhelm the CARQUEST 300 field as he has in so many other races this season, Kyle Busch was the class of the field again at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
In a word: dominating. That’s how one could describe Tony Stewart’s run at Darlington in the Diamond Hill Plywood 200 Friday night.
Taking four tires when the leaders stayed out on a late caution, Denny Hamlin capitalized on that extra speed to score a memorable win in the Lipton Tea 250.
Tony Stewart stayed out of trouble and held off good friend Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Saturday afternoon.
Scott Pruett got beaten, banged, intimidated, and finally passed with eight laps left — becoming the latest victim of Kyle Busch’s Nationwide Series domination.
Scott Pruett held off Kyle Busch for a while, but used up his tires in the process, leaving Busch to score his third consecutive Nationwide Series win in the Corona Mexico 200, his first NASCAR win on a road course.
In what’s becoming a running theme in the Nationwide Series this season, Busch led four times for 133 laps en route to his second consecutive win during Friday’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200.
Kyle Busch took the lead for the fourth and final time on lap 158 and was never seriously challenged down the stretch as he scored his first series win of the season in the O’Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.