Allmendinger Cruises to Victory at NNS’ Debut Mid-Ohio Road Course

A.J. Allmendinger celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 17, 2013  Photo - Robert Laberge/Getty Images

A.J. Allmendinger celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 17, 2013
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Saturday’s race was a dĂ©but for the series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and NASCAR fans were ready in the Buckeye State.  Track management said the turnout Saturday was the best for the track so far this season.

AJ Allmendinger spent most of Saturday afternoon in front, then held on for an extra few laps to earn his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Continue reading

Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 Preview

AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford drives during practice for the Nationwide Childrens's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 15, 2013  Photo - Chris Trotman/Getty Images
AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford drives during practice for the Nationwide Childrens’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 15, 2013
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Nationwide Series drivers dĂ©but their first 203.22 mile, 90 lap race at Mid-Ohio on Saturday, August 17th with a green flag at 2:30pm ET. The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is the series’ second road course event in two weeks and television coverage begins at 2pm on ESPN with radio coverage on MRN and Sirius XM channel 90. 

Only 12 race events remain before a new NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion is known and predicting the outcome is becoming more difficult with every passing weekend. After Saturday’s race at Watkins Glen, only 74-points separate the top-ten drivers in the point standings. Tenth-place Parker Kligerman could theoretically make up the difference in only two races, although that’s not likely.  Continue reading

Keselowski Wins at The Glen, Making it Four-for-Four in Nationwide Series

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Hertz Ford, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on August 10, 2013  Photo - Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Hertz Ford, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on August 10, 2013
Photo – Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Four-for-four is a great day on the baseball diamond.

It’s an even better day on the race track. Just ask Brad Keselowski, who won his fourth straight NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Watkins Glen International.

Keselowski’s 1.418-second victory over Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish Jr. in the Zippo 200 was his fourth in his last four NNS starts this season (though not in consecutive events) and the 24th of his career. Continue reading