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Saving a set of sticker tires for a late-race trip to pit road – after his rivals had exhausted their supply of fresh rubber – pushed the reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion to victory in Sunday's Fan Appreciation 200 at Iowa Speedway.
Yes, Carl Edwards won the race, streaking away after a restart with three laps left and beating Kurt Busch to the finish line by .668 seconds. But Edwards’s second victory of the season, his first at Richmond and the 21st of his career played second fiddle to the radical change of fortune that irrevocably altered the seasons of four of his competitors.
Grabbing the lead for the first time after a restart on Lap 240, Keselowski subsequently survived a seventh caution and a final restart to beat Scott, the pole winner, to the finish line by 1.946 seconds in Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250, the 1,000th race in NASCAR Nationwide Series history.
Kyle Busch claimed the trophy for the AdvoCare 500, beating Joey Logano to the finish line by .740 seconds. Locked into a top-10 spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Busch added three bonus points to his Chase-opening total with his fourth win of the season.
In a battle of Sprint Cup regulars, Kevin Harvick edged Kyle Busch for the win in Saturday night’s Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, after the drivers waged a scintillating battle over the final seven laps of the 195-lap race.
Greg Pursley scores the win at Spokane County Raceway on the NASCAR K&N Pro Sereis.
The victory was Matt Kenseth’s fifth of the year and it guaranteed the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at least a wild card spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Pulling away from runner-up Brad Keselowski over a green-flag run that consumed the final 72 laps, Kyle Busch won his sixth NNS event at the .533-mile short track. The victory was his ninth of the season and the series-record 60th of his career.
A talented field leads the NASCAR K&N Pro Series back to Spokane County Raceway on Satruday night highlighted by two-time Daytona 500 winner, Michael Waltrip.
Kyle Busch looks to sweep NASCAR racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. He began that quest with a Wednesday night victory on the Camping World Truck Series.
Dylan Lupton has been the top finishing Sunoco rookie in three of the nine races this season. In addition to his win at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., on Saturday – the 19-year-old freshman driver from Wilton, Calif., has three top five and eight top 10 finishes and is fifth in the overall championship standings.
Logano scores third career victory on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and his first at Michigan International Speedway.
Defending series champion makes a late race move payoff for victory at Michigan International Speedway.
Dylan Lupton, the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie of the Year points leader, scored his first career victory on Saturday night as he took top honors at Evergreen Speedway. Spokane's Braeden Havens earned a 4th place finish, the best of his young career.
A.J. Allmendinger scores win over Michael McDowell on a green-white-checker finish.
Having surrendered the lead late in the last two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International, Kyle Busch reversed the trend Sunday in winning the Cheez-It 355 at the 2.45-mile road course by .486 seconds over runner-up Brad Keselowski.
To be successful in a Wenatchee 300, Montana 200 or as in last weekend’s Idaho 200, a driver needs a solid car and a crew chief to lead them into the rigors of a long night. For Williams that crew chief is former NASCAR K&N Pro Series West star, Kevin Richards.
Driving the No. 29 Ford owned by Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, 19, beat Miguel Paludo to the finish line by .271 seconds to earn his first victory of the season, his first at Pocono and the second of his career in the Truck Series. Blaney gave Ford its first victory in the series since Colin Braun won at Michigan in a Roush Fenway Ford on June 13, 2009.
Brad Keselowski will be toting a gas pump trophy back with him after winning the Fifth Annual NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. He has won the last three Nationwide starts he has made for Penske Racing, despite not having a Sprint Cup victory this season.