Brad Keselowski put on a dominating performance at this 1.5-mile racetrack, leading 144 of 200 laps.
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) -
Brad Keselowski bounced back from a pit road mishap, dealt with an alternator issue and then held off a hard-charging Kyle Busch in the closing laps to win Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300 Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Keselowski, the 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion and 2010 Nationwide titleholder, put on a dominating performance at this 1.5-mile racetrack, leading 144 of 200 laps. But Keselowski overshot his pit stall during a round of stops late in the race, which dropped him to fifth in the running order. He was experiencing electrical problems at the same time.
With pushing help from rookie Chase Elliott, Keselowski grabbed the lead from Kyle Busch, his fellow Sprint Cup competitor, following a restart with 38 laps to go and then held it from there.
"We found every way we could to make it hard," Keselowski said. "[Crew chief] Jeremy Bullins and this [No. 22 Team Penske Ford] team did a great job, and this Ford was flying today. I didn't feel that good about it in practice, but when they dropped the green flag, it was just an amazing car.