LOUDON, N.H. — Brad Keselowski had a couple of impressive performances at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It’s the victory celebration that again gave him fits.
Keselowski topped all the fields Saturday at New Hampshire, including a dominant run in his NASCAR Nationwide Series victory. Keselowski also led the speed charts during both Sprint Cup Series practices. Throw in the pole for the Nationwide race, and that made the Team Penske driver a neat 4-for-4.
Keselowski still needs work on his victory laps. He needed four stitches to close a wound he received during his Victory Lane celebration in the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky. He tried to open the bottle of champagne by hitting it against a podium, and the bottle broke and cut his hand.
Keselowski led 153 of the 200 laps in his second Nationwide win of the season. He also won at Phoenix and hasn’t finished worse than third in six races this season.
Kyle Busch avoided disaster late in the race when he connected with James Buescher trying to make an outside pass and finished second. He starts on the pole for Sunday’s Cup race.
Two Roush Fenway Racing drivers finished in the top 10, and another was close behind. Chris Buescher came in fifth, Trevor Bayne ninth and Ryan Reed 11th.
Bayne, Buescher and Reed all are in the top 10 in the Nationwide standings, in sixth, eighth and 10th place, respectively.