Keslowski scores Nationwide win at Charlotte

Brad Keselowski (L), driver of the #22 Discount Tire Dodge, poses in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

 

Brad Keselowski (L), driver of the #22 Discount Tire Dodge, poses in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Brad Keselowski rolled the dice and came up with a winning hand Saturday scoring a dominating victory in the NASCAR Nationwide Series History Channel 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Keselowski held off a late race charge by Denny Hamlin to score his first Nationwide win of 2012 and the 17th of his Nationwide career.

The 2010 series champion took control from Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne just past the mid-point of the 200 lap race, passing Kahne on Lap 136.  A caution period  only a few laps later gave the team the opportunity to make a call to leave Keselowski out while most of the top ten came in.

That proved with the winning strategy as Keselowski was able to pull away to a nearly two second lead at one point. He said he wasn’t worried that he would run out of fuel despite his crew chief’s assurances. MORE>>>

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