facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Keselowski logs first 2012 Nationwide win

May 26, 2012 at 6:42 PM   |   Comments

CONCORD, N.C., May 26 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski overcame intense heat Saturday to claim the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for his first Nationwide Series win of the year.

Keselowski had just enough fuel remaining to hold off Denny Hamlin down the stretch at Charlotte, where track temperatures reached 120 degrees.

The Penske Racing driver didn't pit during the final 73 laps, enabling him to take the lead on lap 143 and hold it the rest of the way, claiming his 18th career Nationwide crown and second at Charlotte.

Hamlin shook off a balky carburetor to complete a strong second-place run, ending 0.8 seconds behind Keselowski.

Kyle Busch finished third, while Kevin Harvick -- who led for 92 of the race's 200 laps -- took fourth.

Elliott Sadler rounded out the Top 5. His finish allowed him to pull within 13 points of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. atop the series points standings.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys
2
Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft
3
Third-period burst sends Bruins past Sharks
4
Cornish among CFL players of the week
5
2013-14 college football bowl results 2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback