Keselowski Wins First Camping World Truck Series Race at Bristol

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2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Brad Keselowski, joins an exclusive list of 25 drivers to win in all three national series.

There were only two leaders РBrad Keselowski and Kyle Busch Р for the entire NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, and they battled throughout the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday morning after rain delayed the race Wednesday night.

Busch and Keselowski dominated the race, leading all 200 laps of the event. Overall, Keselowski led 119 laps to Busch’s 81.

This is Brad Keselowski’s first Camping World Truck Series win after 61 series starts. ¬†

“It means a lot as a driver and I don’t want to understate that,” said Keselowski in Victory Lane. “My family has been a part of this series since its inception and I feel like I have too.”

Another milestone for Keselowski is that along with this dad, they become the only father-son drivers to each score a victory in Camping World Truck Series history.

Busch scraped the wall in pursuit of the lead with 24 laps remaining, resulting in a trip to pit road to repair the damage including a flat right rear tire. He finished the race 24th after extended time in the pit to assess their damage.

That opened the door for Darrell Wallace Jr in second-place, giving him a chance to contend for the win. Although he closed the gap, he was never able to challenge Keselowski for the top spot

Ron Hornaday finished third, followed by Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter rounding out the top-five. Sauter maintains his lead in the points by eight points over his teammate Crafton.

Completing the top-ten were German Quiroga in sixth, followed by Joey Coulter, Timothy Peters, Ben Kennedy and Jeb Burton in tenth.

There were only four cautions for the event, the fewest ever at Bristol Motor Speedway for the series.

Next up for the Camping World Truck Series is Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday, August 31st on FOX Sports 1 at 1:30 pm ET.

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