Keselowski Champion at Iowa for Nationwide Series NASCAR Race
Brad Keselowski, the 2012 Sprint Cup Champion won again this weekend in the Nationwide series at Iowa. Following his victory last week he not only won again in the Nationwide Series but also then went on to the Pocono Raceway to compete in the Sprint Cup Series race as well.
However, the race was not cut and dried. There was always a chance that Michael McDowell, part-time racer may have spoilt his fun as he had a try at the lead after a crash on lap 242 involvng James Buescher allowed him to take the lead.
Keselowski explained that the race was a really good battle as he had led for 146 laps. However, he must have been full of confidence having never finished lower than third in the seven Nationwide races that he has driven this season. However, he did say that the wins are not easy and he was proud of the teams effort in getting him there.
The reason for Keselowski entering the race was to help Team Penske to get some more points as there is a tight race at the top of the owners point standings at the moment. He managed that by narrowing the difference at the top, as Joe Gibbs racing now only have a one point lead.
Keselowski explained that this race is not one that Penske always send Sprint Cup drivers too and they have some good drivers in the Camping World Trucks series which clashes with this one and so he can drive some Nationwide races which do not clash with his Sprint Cup ones so that the other drivers get to drive the trucks.
The Joe Gibbs Team drivers did pretty well in the race with San Hornish Jr in fourth position and Elliott Sadler in tenth place. Trevor Bayne also did well, coming in third place and winning the Nationwide Insurance Dash 4 Cash prize. Chase Elliott is still top of the points leaderboard despite finishing in eighth place and is still leading over Regan Smith who finished in sixth.