CLERMONT, Ind. — A decidedly clean race Saturday night turned wild in time for Brad Keselowski to grab the lead and later the checkered flag in what is possibly the last hurrah for the Nationwide Series' original short tracks.
Keselowski restarted on the outside of the front row on a Lap 199 restart after leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. chose the opposite, powered by and held on to win the Kroger 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway. The .686-mile bullring is losing its 30-year-old date on the Nationwide Series schedule next year.
"I've never missed a race here as a fan, as a kid, as a mechanic or as a driver," Keselowski said, before noting he had some family and friends from Michigan in the stands. "It's a privilege to win around people you grew up with and you know."
Stenhouse dominated most of the way Saturday night, leading 189 of the 204 total laps. He looked like he'd drive off in to the proverbial Indiana sunset, as laps were clicking off fast enough for the race to finish before the sun wasRead More »from Brad Keselowski strikes late to score Nationwide win at LOR