Keselowski Claims Penske Racing's First NASCAR Title
November 6, 2010
FORT WORTH, Tex. (November 6, 2010) - Brad Keselowski clinched the first NASCAR championship in Penske Racing history on Saturday in Texas as he produced a third-place finish in the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge.
After starting from the 16th position in Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway, Keselowski made his way up front and ran among the top five for most of the race. He battled to the checkered flag to claim his series-leading 24th top-five result of 2010.
With six wins, five poles and 27 top-10 finishes this season, Keselowski has been the man to beat in the 2010 Nationwide Series. The Rochester Hills, Mich. native claimed the championship points lead in April and he has held it ever since, clinching the title on Saturday with two races remaining in the season.
Driving the No. 12 Verizon Dodge, Justin Allgaier finished 13th on Sunday for Penske Racing as he remained fourth in the championship standings. Penske development driver Parker Kligerman was involved in an accident in the No. 42 Dodge and finished 34th in the race.
Allgaier also claimed $75,000 in the Dash 4 Cash promotion as the top-scoring Nationwide Series-only driver in the four races included in the program.
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