Keselowski shines in Charlotte

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keselowski winning charlotte shot.jpgThis past weekend marked the second in a row where the
NASCAR racers found themselves on the highbanks of Charlotte Motor Speedway
with the Nationwide race on Saturday bringing Brad Keselowski and Team Penske
another win while Brad finished a strong 4th in the Sunday Sprint
Cup race.

For Saturday’s Nationwide Series History 300, there were
only two Dodge Challengers in the 43 car field with Sam Hornish Jr. in the #12
Alliance Truck Parts starting 5th while Brad Keselowski started 10th
in the #22 Discount Tire entry.  As has
been the case most of the NASCAR season, Sam Hornish Jr was around the front of
the field all day long en route to a 9th place finish but the day
was much, much better for Brad Keselowski. 
His #22 Challenger was once again a force to be reckoned with as he held
off Toyota drivers Danny Hamlin and Kyle Busch to net his first win of the
Nationwide Series.  Sam Hornish Jr held
onto the 4th place in season standings with his 9th place
finish in Charlotte.

On Sunday, the Coca Cola 600 also only had 2 Dodge entries
in the 43 car field.  AJ Allmendinger
started 11th in the #22 Shell Pennzoil Charger while teammate Brad
Keselowski started in a disappointing 24th in the #2 Miller Lite
Charger.  Keselowski was a front runner
throughout the lengthy race but at the end of the day, he had to settle for a 5th
place finish behind the same two Toyota drivers he bested on Saturday, Greg
Biffle in the Ford and former Dodge driver Kasey Kahne who won his first race
of the year for Rick Hendrick. 
Keselowski moved up one spot to the 11th position in 2012
Sprint Cup season standings while Allmendinger dropped two spots to the 24th
position.

The NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series both head to
Dover this weekend for the 5-hour Energy 200 and the FedEx 400 benefiting
Autism Speaks.

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