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On a very rare mid week night race at Bristol scheduled, the “weather Gods” had other thoughts! The Wednesday night race was postponed until 10 am EDT Thursday morning.
As the Sun crept over the top of the monolithic colosseum of crash, the 36 steel and sheet metal horses cranked up their 800 hp motors, and proceeded to put on a wild 200 lap race!
For all his success in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series, “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski was “0-fer” his entire Camping World Truck career! His dad, Bob Keselowski, is a former Truck Series race winning driver and truck owner, and was an original competitor in this series. Today, Brad K. finally has checked this off of his “bucket list”! With this victory at Bristol, Brad Keselowski became one of twenty-five NASCAR drivers who have races in all three of it’s premiere touring series!
Brad Keselowski had to hold off Darrell Wallace Jr. for his very first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory as he won the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Keselowski came into the race 0-fer-61 in his career Truck Series starts, but that all changed on Thursday morning. The 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion is now 1 of 25 drivers with a win in all three NASCAR national series.
“It means a lot as a driver and I don’t want to understate that,” Keselowski said. “My family has been a part of this series since its inception, and I feel like I have, too.”
After the Bristol Truck victory, Keselowski joins his dad, Bob, to become the only father-son duo to each score a victory in Camping World Truck Series history!
Kyle Busch and Keselowski dominated the race as the Sprint Cup stars led a combined all of the 200 laps. Overall, Keselowski led 119 laps and Busch led 81 laps.
However, Busch dropped off in the latter quarter of the race after he smacked the wall with 24 laps to go, and had to settle for a 24th-place finish.
Check out the unofficial results of the UNOH 200.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!