This season, the Nationwide Series has become something akin to picking a name out of a hat for the race winner. A hat that has three names in it.
Those names are Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski. After Keselowski's dominating win at Kansas Speedway in the Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday, the trio has combined to win the last six Nationwide races and 19 of the season's 30 events. Overall, Cup drivers have won 26 Nationwide races in 2011.
Keselowski whupped the field Saturday — at one point he had a 10-second lead — and while he had to worry about Edwards (who else?) after the final restart, he pulled away once he passed him. (Busch wasn't entered in Saturday's race.)
Elliott Sadler, who finished third, gained two points on points leader Ricky Stenhouse — the only Nationwide regular to win multiple races — and is now 20 points behind Stenhouse with five races to go in the season.
Danica Patrick started 15th, ran around there most of the day and finished where she started. Patrick's final IndyCar race is next weekend at Las Vegas, before she returns to the Nationwide Series for the final three races of the season in preparation for her full-time move to the series in 2012.
- Brad Keselowski
- Kyle Busch
- Carl Edwards