LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the Nationwide race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The pole-sitter passed Kevin Harvick with about 21 laps left in the 200-lap race on the one-mile oval when Harvick got caught in traffic with Amber Cope, who was 30 laps down.
Keselowski, also entered in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race, stretched it from there and won by just over seven-tenths of a second. He also won the pole the last two years in Nationwide races in New Hampshire, but Kyle Busch won both times.
Busch had trouble with his fuel cell Saturday and was never in contention.
Austin Dillon finished third, followed by Sam Hornish Jr. and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Rounding out the top 10 were Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, Jamie McMurray and Ryan Truex.
Truex brothers return to scene of pastsuccess
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Ryan Truex remembers when the workers on his older brother’s car would stuff him in a box used to hold dirty rags and tape up the hole on top.
Terrifying stuff at the time but an amusing memory now that he’s racing himself. At least his tormentors left some holes in the box to help him breathe.
The 20-year-old Truex competed in the Nationwide race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday and finished 10th. On Sunday, Martin Truex Jr. starts from the fourth position in the Sprint Cup race. And now the 32-year-old driver in eighth place in the Sprint Cup standings is very proud of the sibling who suffered at his staff’s hands.
The brothers, plus their father, all have won races at the New Hampshire oval.