Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Keselowski wins Nationwide race at the Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Brad Keselowski has always had a fondness for Watkins Glen International, and that fondness just grew a bit more.

The reigning Sprint Cup champion, who had finished second three times in the past two years at The Glen, led 49 laps in the Nationwide Zippo 200 and notched that first career road-course win Saturday.

"I can remember coming here with my dad (in the 1990s), just always having a love affair with this track," said Keselowski, runnerup to Marcos Ambrose in the past two Cup races here.

Keselowski passed Joey Logano for the lead with 16 laps to go, then held off Sam Hornish.

Keselowski, who finished second to Carl Edwards despite leading more than half of this race a year ago, won for the fourth straight time over five months in NASCAR's second-tier series, and posted his 24th career Nationwide win.

Hornish closed to within three points of the series lead behind Austin Dillon, who was 11th.

Castroneves sidelined: Doctors ordered IndyCar points leader Helio Castroneves to skip a stock car event in Brazil after he crashed in practice. Castroneves wasn't seriously injured when the brakes malfunctioned and he hit a tire barrier Friday, but doctors said he was still too sore to endure the street-circuit race today. "It would be painful just to buckle the seat belt," said Castroneves, who leads Scott Dixon in pursuit of his first IndyCar title. The next IndyCar race is Aug. 25.

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