AUTON RACING

Keselowski wins Nationwide race; Regan Smith third

2013-09-06T23:00:00Z 2013-09-07T11:02:46Z Keselowski wins Nationwide race; Regan Smith thirdThe Associated Press The Associated Press
September 06, 2013 11:00 pm  • 

RICHMOND, Va. | Brad Keselowski passed Brian Scott on a restart with 11 laps to go Friday night and pulled away after another restart with six laps remaining to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond.

Keselowski has five victories and a runner-up finish in his last six series starts.

Scott, seeking his first victory in 134 starts in the series, led the first 239 laps before Keselowski made the outside groove work for him, overtaking Scott after some side-by-side battling on his way to his 25th career victory in the series, and the 19th in a row for a Cup Series regular at Richmond.

Scott's team protested that Keselowski beat him to the line on the next-to-last restart, then got started too early on the final one, but to no avail, leaving Scott questioning why the rules exist.

"We deserved to win that race," he said just after climbing from the car as Keselowski celebrated on the track. "Just some restarts and some questionable calls got us there at the end."

He wound up second, followed by Regan Smith, Kyle Busch and Trevor Bayne.

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