Keselowski leads 173 of 200 laps

BY foxsports • October 7, 2011

Brad Keselowski dominated the Nationwide Series race Saturday at Kansas Speedway, leading 173 of 200 laps on the 1.5-mile tri-oval.

Keselowski, the Sprint Cup winner at the track in June, fell behind Carl Edwards after a late caution, but pulled ahead with 11 laps to go and beat Edwards by 2.795 seconds.

''I wish I could take this car to tomorrow,'' Keselowski said about the Cup race Sunday.

Elliott Sadler was third, followed by Paul Menard, points leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Bryan Vickers, Trevor Bayne and Ryan Truex.

Keselowski, a four-time winner this year, only lost the lead twice over the course of the race, each time regaining it within 10 laps.

With the third-place finish, Sadler narrowed Stenhouse's lead in the standings to 20 points with four races to go. Reed Sorenson, who lost his ride with Turner Motorsports earlier this week despite sitting third in the standings, finished 26th in MacDonald Motorsports' second car and fell 70 points behind Stenhouse.

Edwards' second-place finish in Roush Fenway's No. 60 Ford narrowed the owner's points standings as well. The No. 60 now trails Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 18 Toyota by seven points, after coming into the race down by 13. Logano drove the No. 18 on Saturday.


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