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The Pit Stop


April 30, 2010 9:59 PM

Two In A Row For Brad

For the first time in the past couple of weeks the Nationwide Series driver take to the track on the same day the race us supposed to be run. It will be for some Friday night short track racing at Richmond. Kyle Busch earlier in the day won the poll for the event.

"It fits me," said Kyle Busch on the racetrack. Brad Keslowski stated that his car is pretty good. Greg Biffle stated that he qualified really well.

At the drop of the green flag Kyle Busch got out to nice lead and then at lap 12 it was Willie Allen slapping the wall to bring out the first caution. Right after the green flag dropped on lap 19 Mike Wallace bring out the caution as he spills oil out all over the race track. It was a lengthy yellow flag to clean up the mess he left.

At lap 34 the green flag finally drops and Kyle Busch gets the lead of the race again. Brad Keselowski gets hot and by lap 56 was finally able to get the lead of the race. Then Brad slowly started to build up a 1 second lead over Kyle Busch. Then around lap 80 he really started to break open a big lead that got over second big.

Scott Lagasee Jr. at lap 96 though finally brought out the caution as he blows a tire. The leaders pitted and Brad Keselowski was able to win the race off pit road. Kyle Busch had a slow stop which caused to him drop a few stops.
After the green flag dropped again it was Brad leading more laps. Green flag racing until lap 112 and Steven Wallace spins out. This time it was only a short green flag run and Michael McDowell spins out to bring out the caution.
This time we got the second long green flag run with Brad Keselowski leading more laps. He was able to easily build his lead to 2 plus seconds over Just Allgaier. By lap 175 it was over 2.5 seconds big.

His lead went to junk on lap 186 for debris out on the race track. The leaders pitted and Brad Keselowski wins the race off pit road again. Kyle Busch was able to gain a couple spots on pit road and move into second place again.
After a short battle for the lead Brad was back leading more laps. With 50 laps left Brad had an almost 1.5 second lead over Kyle. With 25 laps left it was to around 3 seconds. It starts to drop down a bit with 22 laps left as Brad got into some traffic

The caution finally comes out with six laps left for Paul Menard as he blows a tire. A few of leaders stay out, but Brad Keselowski does pit for four tires. It Put Kyle Busch into the lead of the race and Brad back in fourth.

The green/white checker flag comes out and Greg Biffle with a great restart goes three wide to take the lead of the race. He had the lead of the race for a second while Brad was able to march his way to second. Then on the final lap Brad took the lead of the race to win his second Nationwide Series race in a row.

Brad Keslowski stated that he would have been mad if he did not take tires and win the race.

"We just didn't have the car tonight," said Kyle Busch.

"I just couldn't hold him off on the last lap," said Greg Biffle.

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