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Keselowski has answers for everything, finishes NHMS sweep
Brad Keselowski wins the Camping World RV Sales 301 race on July 13, 2014 at NHMS. Keselowski swept the weekend by winning both the Nationwide Sta-Green race and the Sprint Cup Series CWRVS301. (NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY)
And then some.
Keselowski dominated the Nationwide Series race on Saturday at NHMS and on Sunday picked up right where he left off.
“Where do I start?” Keselowski said. “The team was just really on it today. It really feels like we hit our stride, and I’m kind of quiet and somber because I want to soak it all in.”
Keselowski pulled away from the crowd again on the restart.
Kyle Busch, who started on the pole and ended up as runner-up for the third straight Cup race here, was asked if he felt he had anything to challenge Keselowski at the end of the race and summed things up succinctly.
Team owner Roger Penske understandably loved the way Keselowski looked.
“I got to see it from up on top,” Penske said. “At the end of the day, you can’t have a great car if you don’t have the best driver, and I can tell you today there was nobody that could beat him and it was just great execution from everybody.”
Rookie Kyle Larson finished third and Matt Kenseth was fourth. Ryan Newman was fifth, Clint Bowyer sixth and Tony Stewart was seventh.
“I think we worked real hard to finish where we finished,” Earnhardt said. “It’s just real frustrating all day long to be playing second fiddle.”
“The whole race for us was just so up and down and crazy,” Gordon said.
“We had a leak in the right rear tire and went a lap down,” Gordon said. “I could barely hold onto it. I didn’t know what was wrong with it. I just knew it was really hard to drive.”
But the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet team was gambling it had enough gas to finish the race.
“We might have run out anyway,” Gordon said. “But it was the best effort and chance we had at winning this race. And that’s what it’s all about for us in the points. Leading and where we’ve been, it’s all about wins right now.”
“I wish we were better,” Earnhardt said. “We are going to have to come back here and run better than that to have a shot in the Chase. We will keep working. Tenth place, I’m really disappointed. But I remember when we used to like these.”