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After a late caution turned a runaway into a challenge for Brad Keselowski, a late four-tire call proved decisive, as Keselowski stormed to the front from fourth place during a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win Friday night’s Bubba Burger 250 Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Keselowski, who led 189 of 252 laps, had an advantage of almost two seconds when Paul Menard slammed the Turn 2 wall on Lap 245 of a scheduled 250 at the .75-mile short track.
The victory was Keselowski’s second in as many weeks to go with his victory at Talladega Superspeedway.
“That’s what you pay me to do, R.P.,” Keselowski radioed to team owner Roger Penske after powering his No. 22 Dodge across the finish line.
“Man, this is awesome to watch you, Brad,” Penske replied.
Keselowski and Wolfe’s decision to pit for tires proved to be the winning move.
“If we lost this race, and I didn’t take tires, I’d be so mad,” said Keselowski, who won for the eighth time in the series. “We came down pit road and got those tires and made the right move on Greg on the last lap, and it all worked out.”
Busch started from the pole but couldn’t hold Keselowski off on old or new tires.
The Penske Racing #22 Discount Dodge was the class of the field. Keselowski’s machine was just too much for the rest of the field to handle. This is a brand new race team that Roger Penske has assembled for Keselowski this year in the Nationwide Series and it is proving to be a force so far in the series!
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