NASCAR: Brad Keselowski from sickness to victory at Atlanta
Brad Keselowski wins the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The driver of the #2 Team Penske Ford Mustang gives the first win to new car in a Cup Series. It’s his second win at Atlanta and 28th Cup Series win in a career.
Keselowski recovered from sickness on Saturday that prevented him to participate in practice session. He won the 325-lap race with narrow margin of 0.218 seconds ahead of Martin Truex Jr in the #19 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing.
The winners of other two races during the NASCAR weekend at Atlanta were Kyle Busch and Christopher Bell.
Kyle Busch triumphed in the Ultimate Tailgating 200, the second round of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the #51 Toyota Tundra for his own team. It’s his 52nd Truck Series victory in a career and 195th victory in all three NASCAR national divisions, bringing him just five races under all-time record-holder Richard Petty with 200 wins.
Another Toyota driver claimed a victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Rinnai 250. That was Christopher Bell in the #20 Toyota Supra of Joe Gibbs Racing. It’s the ninth Xfinity Series win for Bell and his 16th win in total.
All three national series will gather again next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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