Keselowski wins Nationwide race, Dillon wins title at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 16: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #48 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2013 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 16:  Brad Keselowski, driver of the #48 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2013 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL – NOVEMBER 16: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #48 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2013 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The 2013 NASCAR Nationwide title wasn’t decided until the checkered flag fell at Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday night.

In a race filled with differing pit strategies, rookie Kyle Larson looked to be in control to score his first series win. Sam Hornish Jr., who started the night behind in the points, looked to be on his way to taking the title as his rival Austin Dillon struggled.

When the race ended, Brad Keselowski was celebrating in victory lane, Dillon was lofting the championship trophy skyward and Sam Hornish Jr., pondered what might have been.MORE>>>

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