Brad Keselowski wins Nationwide race at New Hampshire


0  Updated at 7:57 pm, July 14th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR(LOUDON, N.H.) — Brad Keselowski won the pole and then took home the checkered flag at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the Nationwide race, beating out Kevin Harvick on Saturday.

Amber Cope blocked Harvick even after being lapped which let Keselowski cruise away with 21 laps left.

“It’s somebody who shouldn’t be on the racetrack, who has no clue what they’re doing in the race car,” Harvick said of Cope. “She wants to be Danica Patrick, but she can’t hold her helmet.”

But for Keselowski, he knows he got lucky during the traffic jam.

“I caught a little bit of a break in traffic,” Keselowski said, “but that’s the way it goes.”

“We’ve had great runs (here) in the past, but we couldn’t close the deal,” Keselowski said. “It feels great to finally close the deal. It’s a good two days on the Nationwide side. Hopefully, we can carry it over into Sunday and get another win.”

Austin Dillion finished in third.

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