First Trucks Series Win for Keselowski in Bristol
Brad Keselowski is a NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide champion but he has never won a truck series race; until now that is. He won the race this weekend at Bristol after 62 starts in the series. He is now the 25th driver to have won races in all three of the national championships hosted by NASCAT.
He explained that it meant a lot to him to win and that his family have been very supportive. He is now part of the only Father and son duo to win in the series.
The race was going to take part on Wednesday night but there was heavy rain and so it took part in the light on Thursday morning instead.
Kyle Busch started in pole position for the 16th time and him and Keselowski took in turns to lead the race and challenged him all the way until lap 177 and then he scraped along a wall due to a tyre failure and this meant that he took an unplanned stop and dropped right back finishing in 24th place. This did not cause a caution and there were actually only four yellow flags in the race in total including a planned one on lap 50 so that teams could check the conditions.
The only threat in the race apart from Busch to Keselowskis win was a pile up of traffic towards the end but this did not cause a big enough threat to him, to really pose a challenge.
In second place came Darrell Wallace who said that he hated finishing second but the only way he could have got past Keselowski was to wreck him and he did not want to do that. Ron Hornaday Jr came in third place followed by Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, John Hunter Nemechek, Joey Coulter, Cole Custer, Ben Rhodes and Corey Lajoie.