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The Pit Stop


August 22, 2008 9:01 PM

Brad Keselowski comes from the back to win.

Nationwide Series moves to the short track at Bristol for 250 laps for the Food City 250.  Earlier in the day Cale Gale wound up getting the poll in the race with Dario Franchitti sitting along side of him on the front row.

Cale Gale said that Bristol is an awesome racetrack.  Dario Franchitti said that Fastenal team has given him a good car today.  Clint Bowyer said his confidence level is “high” going into the race tonight.

The green flag drops and Cale Gale leads the first seventeen laps.  The Marcos Ambose and his engine lost power.  This help Dario Franchitti get the lead of the race on the next lap and after he got the lead of the race the caution came out for the Marcos Ambrose car.

During this long green flag run Carl Edwards was able to move into the top five.  Brad Keselowski was able to move up to the top fifteen.  He started the race in 37th.

At lap 88 the next caution finally comes out for Carl Edwards and a bad tire. Also winding up with some damage was Elliott Sadler.  This brought in all the leaders and the top three positions never changed.  Dario Franchitti came out first with Cale Gales in second and Greg Biffle in third.

At the drop of the green flag it was not long and Clint Bowyer moved into second.  At lap 107 Clint Bowyer finally takes the lead of the race.  Clint was able to get the lead up to 1 second plus in about 10 laps.

By lap 130 it was up to a three second plus lead.  Around lap 140 it was Kyle Busch in second with Brad Keselowski in third.

At lap 177 Carl Edwards finally comes back out onto the race track around 75 laps down.

At lap 186 the third caution finally comes out for Brad Teague who hits the wall.  All the leaders pit and Clint Bowyer lead the race off pit road.  Greg Biffle takes two tires and was able to come out second.  Kyle Busch though had to come back down pit road a second time to replace a missing lug nut.

After the green flag dropped it was not long and Brad Keselowski moved his way into second place.  Around 43 laps left in the race and the fourth caution of the night comes out for David Ragan and his spinning car.

With 31 laps left Denny Hamlin and Mike Wallace get together for the fifth caution on the night.  The green flag drops with 26 laps left, but in a couple laps Clint Bowyer got loose giving Brad the lead of the race.

With 15 laps left Joey Logano gets a massive tire rub, but he stayed out.  Brad through was able to cruise on in the final laps to his second victory of the year.

We were dead equal said Brad Keselowki on Clint’s car.  “Things just came to us.”

Clint Bowyer said it has been a frustrating couple months for him.

“It’s frustrating,” said Kyle Busch on the pit road incident. He finished the race in seventh place.  He stated that he felt he was better than the 88 car.

"I had no warning the tire blew," said Carl Edwards.  He also stated that it was a frustrating night in the points.

After the end of the race Clint Bowyer slightly extended his lead over second place by nine points.  Brad Keselowki is 122 points back while Carl Edwards and his junky finish is 241 points back.

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