Brad Keselowski Comes Out On Top In The NASCAR Nationwide Series Thousandth Race

By Christy Valdez
Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Keselowski made his way back to victory lane in one of the NASCAR Nationwide Series biggest milestones.

Keselowski won the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 after taking the lead on the final restart from pole sitter Brian Scott. The win at Richmond gave Keselowski his fifth Nationwide win of the 2013 season and it also came in race No. 1,000   for the Nationwide Series.

Scott started the race as the pole-sitter and dominated the race with the most laps led. After leading 240 of the 250 laps, Scott was attempting to capture his first Nationwide Series win. At the end, Scott finished in second for tying his career best finish from earlier in the season.

Regan Smith finished in third followed by Kyle Busch and Trevor Bayne to close out the top five.

Sam Hornish Jr. went in to Richmond as the series points leader and with a sixth place finish extended his points lead to 16 points ahead of second place Austin Dillon. Smith moved up to third after a top five finish and is now within 26 points from first. Elliott Sadler sits in fourth with 28-points behind Hornish.

Heading out of Richmond only eight races remain until a new Nationwide Series champion is crowned. If the battle within the point standings have been interesting over the last several races then it can only get more intense as the season continues. With the championship battle now starting to look like a battle within the top four and all within 28-points, the race for the championship won’t be said and done until Homestead.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy 

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