Keselowski & Hornish Earn Top-Five Finishes at Darlington Raceway
Brad Keselowski and Sam Hornish Jr. both earned top-five finishes in their Mopar-powered Dodge Challengers on Friday, May 11, in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.
Keselowski, the 2010 Nationwide Series champion, finished third, which marked his fifth top-five performance of the season. Hornish was just behind his Penske Racing teammate in fourth, to record his second top-five finish of the season. For both drivers, it marked a career-best showing at the historic 1.366-mile track.
In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington on Saturday, May 12, Keselowski finished 15th in his Mopar-powered Dodge Charger. The native of Rochester Hills, Mich., made contact with the wall on lap 64 and ran most of the race two laps down, before taking advantage of the wave-around following two of the cautions, which put him back on the lead lap in the late stages of the 367-lap event. Keselowski’s teammate A.J. Allmendinger finished 33rd, after having to make a trip to the garage area for repairs late in the race.
Keselowski is currently 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, just 11 markers out of the top-10, while Allmendinger is 22nd. The Mopar-powered pair returns to action on May 19 in the NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hornish, who is fourth in the Nationwide Series standings, is back on track May 20 at Iowa Speedway.
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