Keselowski Takes Race Late

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Kyle Busch starts second tonight as he looks to tire a very old Nationwide Series of winning four races in a row. 

Brian Vickers stated that he made good gains in practice.

Travis Pastrana stated that this is going to be a fun race.

"I love coming to Richmond,"  said Sam Hornish Jr.

The first five laps saw a brawl for the lead between Brad Keselowski, Sam Hornish Jr., and Kyle Busch.  Sam won the battle and then Kyle Busch drifted back to fourth place.  The racing came to an end on lap 24 for Dexter Stacy that crashed.  The caution brought out a very short red flag.  The  cars were on yellow flag time until the red flag came out for a five minute period on lap 34.  

The cars up front did not pit.  The race finally started on lap 41 with Sam Hotnish Jr. getting to lead more and more laps in a long green flag run.  Elliott Sadler was super duper hot in this long green flag run as he was one of only a few cars to pit under the first caution.  He started around 18 and marched his way up through the field. By lap 80 he was up to fourth.  At lap 90 he wound up taking the race lead while Sam Hornish Jr. started dropping back through the field.  The caution finally came out on lap 101 for the blown tire of Alex Bowman.  This caution brought in the leaders with Elliott Sadler keeping thr lead of the race.

After the green flag dropped Kevin Harvick took over the race lead in a couple laps.  This good green flag run lasted until lap 151 as Juan Carlos Blum hits the wall.  The caution brought in the leaders and Kevin Harvick won the race off pit road.  As the green flag dropped Brad Keselsowski easily took the race lead.  Then Kyle Busch started to get hot.  He moved back up to second place with 65 laps left.  The caution though came out with 60 laps left as Tanner Berryhill spins out.  The caution brought in the leaders for service.

The race restarted with Kyle Busch easily getting second as Kevin Harvick took over first.  Trevor Bayne though picked up a penalty as he was changing lanes before the start/finish line. With 50 laps left though Kevin Swindell spins out for the next caution.  This race restart saw Brad Keselowski get the race lead in a very short green flag run that saw Austin Dillion, Justin Allgaier, and Brian Scott wreck together with 39 laps left.  

The race restarted again with 30 laps left.  With 26 laps left Kyle Busch makes a bold move to the outside to pass both Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselwoski to take the race lead.  With 23 laps left Mike Wallace was smoking big time and brought out the caution.    The race restarted and the caution quickly came out again for Mike Wallace and his car.

This time the race started with 12 laps left and Kyle Busch this time had a fight on his hands fo9r the race lead.  Brad won the war and Kyle Busch after a few laps was down to third place with 8 laps left.  Kevin Harvick wound up stuck in second place and could not win the race at all.  After the race Brian Scott and Nelson Piquet Jr. wreck.

"Very gratifying," said Brad Keselwoski on the win.

Brian Scott said that Nelson Piquet Jr. ran him up into the wall.  "Chicken move."

"He(Brian Scott) door banged me," said Nelson Piquet Jr.

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