Keselowski Leads Penske 1-2 In Nationwide Race At Watkins Glen
Brad Keselowski has always admired Watkins Glen International, and on Saturday, the heart grew fonder.
Keselowski led 49 of 82 laps to win the Zippo 200 at The Glen. It was Keselowski's fourth consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series victory and his first on a road-course.
"I don't know, it's hard to explain," said Keselowski. "I can remember coming here with my dad, just always having a love affair with this track. There's something about this track. I have a very deep appreciation for it. It's been a great race track for me."
The reigning Sprint Cup champion, who has finished runner-up three times at Watkins Glen, passed Joey Logano with 16 to go and held off Sam Hornish Jr. to finally find victory lane at the fast and furious 2.45-mile road-course.
Hornish Jr. would hold on to finish second, giving Penske Racing its third 1-2 sweep in the last four Nationwide races. Brian Vickers finished third with Regan Smith and Elliott Sadler rounding out the top five.
So proud of my guys... I put them in a tuff bind yesterday and they pulled us out of it... Great pit stops today as well.. #good day— Elliott Sadler (@Elliott_Sadler) August 10, 2013