September 1, 2012 |
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. used a late push from runner-up Brad Keselowski to pass Kevin Harvick and win the Nationwide race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday night. After a restart with three laps to go, Harvick lost the lead on the final lap as his car got loose coming out of Turn 2 and, Stenhouse, who was bumped by Keselowski on the front straightaway, went ahead for good in Turn 3. Stenhouse, the defending series champion, raced to his fourth Nationwide victory of the season, and moved within 12 points of leader Elliott Sadler . Keselowski got into a heated argument after the race with Harvick, who accused him of throwing a water bottle out of his car to cause an earlier caution flag.
November 13, 2010 |
Carl Edwards drove to a dominant win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway in a Ford that Edwards declared "the best race car I've ever had. " Danica Patrick, meanwhile, had another rough outing in her part-time NASCAR experiment and finished 32nd in the 43-car field. Edwards, one of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars who also compete in the second-level Nationwide Series, won by five seconds over Kevin Harvick and led 153 laps of the 200-lap race at the one-mile Phoenix oval.
September 27, 2009 |
Clint Bowyer raced to his second Nationwide Series victory of the season on Saturday, taking the lead with 83 laps to go on the concrete at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. His celebration was ignored as all attention turned to a brief but heated confrontation on pit road between Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski. They made contact late in the race, sending Hamlin to the garage. Keselowski finished third and was greeted when he got out of his car by an angry Hamlin. They exchanged words, and Hamlin shoved Keselowski.
September 25, 2010 |
Russ Cochran shot a five-under 67 in the SAS Championship on Saturday to increase his lead to four strokes, the largest 36-hole margin the history of the Champions Tour event. "I don't have any experience with a four-shot lead so I don't know what to expect," Cochran said. "I'm sure I'll have to be on my toes. " Cochran, the 51-year-old left-hander coming off his first victory on the 50-and-over tour two weeks ago in South Korea, birdied the final two holes at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C., to finish at 13 under.
July 17, 2011 |
Kyle Busch grabbed a souvenir for his victory lap Saturday: a white "100" flag that rippled out the window of his No. 18 Toyota, one special number and a giant slice of NASCAR history. Whether purists like it or not, Busch joined an elite list in auto racing history, becoming the third NASCAR driver to win 100 races. Busch's victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon also tied him with Mark Martin for first place in career Nationwide Series victories with 49. Busch has 22 Sprint Cup wins and 29 in the truck series.
June 18, 2011 |
Kurt Busch won his third consecutive pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, finishing first in qualifying Saturday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn with a lap of 188.699 mph. He is the first driver to win three consecutive poles since Brian Vickers in 2009, and two qualifying sessions were canceled during that streak. The last person to win three poles in three races was Ryan Newman in 2007. Busch is sixth in the points standings and has finished in the top 10 in three consecutive races, including a second-place showing last weekend at Pocono Raceway.