Keselowski wins Nationwide race at Bristol

Aug. 22, 2008 at 11:09 PM
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BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Unheralded Brad Keselowski captured the Food City 250 Nationwide auto race Friday night at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

It was Keselowski's second career win in a Nationwide race. While driving the No. 88 J.R. Motorsports Chevrolet, he was a surprise winner after starting the race in the 37th position and grabbing the lead from runner-up Clint Bowyer (Chevrolet) with 25 laps remaining.

"We were discussing on the last caution (flag) whether we could beat Clint or not," Keselowski's crew chief, Tony Eury Sr., told the Charlotte Observer. "If (Bowyer) hadn't slipped, I don't know if we would have beaten him or not."

Greg Biffle (Ford) was third, pole-sitter Cale Gale (Chevrolet) fourth and David Stremme (Chevrolet) completed the top five finishers.

Gale was a first-time pole winner in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Dario Franchitti led the race for 87 laps, but finished in 11th place.

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