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Keselowski's late move nets N.H. victory

July 14, 2012 at 6:58 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, N.H., July 14 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski made a move late in the race to grab the lead Saturday and then held on to claim the Nationwide Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Keselowski, the pole-sitter, had led for 131 laps until Harvick grabbed the top spot just after a restart with 45 laps remaining.

But Keselowski passed Harvick with 21 laps to go after the Richard Childress Racing competitor got stuck behind behind the lapped car of Amber Cope, beating him at the finish by 0.7 seconds.

After the race, Harvick bumped the front end of Cope's car to register his displeasure.

Finishing third was rookie Austin Dillon, who won the $100,000 Nationwide "Dash 4 Cash" award. Sam Hornish Jr. and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rounded out the Top 5.

Stenhouse collapsed from heat exhaustion after climbing out of his car on pit road following the conclusion of the race. He was taken to the infield medical care center where he was said to be awake and alert.

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