AVONDALE, Ariz.—Nothing was going to keep Kyle Busch out of Victory Lane on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Not a pit road speeding penalty. Not a spate of cautions that kept bunching the field. Not Brad Keselowski, who in the past has found magic out front on old tires.
The prohibitive favorite in the Dollar General 200—after he won the pole in a laydown earlier in the day—Busch overcame a speeding penalty that dropped him to 22nd position for a restart on Lap 44.
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, competed in a sprint triathlon with members of his team earlier this year. Johnson plans to compete in a full triathlon after next week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series festivities in Las Vegas.
NASCAR releases full schedule, will race at NHMS on July 13
LOUDON, N.H. (Nov. 13, 2012) – The snow has yet to accumulate, but eight short months from today, NASCAR will officially be back at “The Magic Mile.” NASCAR announced the 2013 schedule for its Nationwide Series today, a slate that once again includes New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the 24th straight year. As a part of the Sprint Cup Series weekend, NASCAR’s premier subdivision will roar around the 1.058-mile oval on Saturday, July 13.
“Having the Nationwide Series provides us with a tremendous anchor for what is sure to be another super Saturday lineup of racing,” said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. “We recognize the importance of the Nationwide Series as a launching pad to the Sprint Cup Series, so it’s a great thrill to have the stars of tomorrow battling it out at ‘The Magic Mile.’ ”
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LOUDON, N.H. (July 14, 2012) – Brad Keselowski saw an opening and he took it. While Kevin Harvick was struggling with lap traffic, Keselowski raced past him to the outside of Turn 2 with 21 laps to go and never looked back en route to winning the F.W. Webb 200 Nationwide Series race on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
It was a clean sweep for Keselowski, who took the pole earlier in the day – his third straight Nationwide Series pole at “The Magic Mile.” It was Keselowski’s 19th victory in 182 Nationwide races, which ranks 15th on the all-time series wins list.
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