Deuces Wild at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Are you a fan of Penske Racing’s Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski? Then look no further. Deuces Wild is your source for all things related to the drivers of the “Blue Deuce” and the “Double Deuce” for Penske Racing. Deuces Wild will look at any major developments among the team and recap each Sprint Cup Series event for 2011.

Brad Keselowski - #2 (Blue Deuce) – Miller Lite Dodge:
Brad Keselowski had Saturday’s Nationwide Series race in the bag until a last lap blown tire saw it slip through his fingers and into the hands of the series winningest driver, Mark Martin. On Sunday, Keselowski hoped to rebound and put his Blue Deuce in the winner’s circle at LVMS.

Carrying the slogan "Deuce’s Wild" on the back bumper of his #2 Miller Lite Dodge, Keselowski started Sunday’s Kobalt Tools from the 20th position. Although he managed to avoid getting caught up in any of the major on-track incidents, the driver of the Blue Deuce wasn’t happy with the way his car performed from the opening lap. A series of adjustments on pit road took the loose car to tight, which ultimately lead to the loss of one lap to the leader. As the race progressed Keselowski made up time on the track but wasn’t able to get back on the lead lap and contend for the win.

Keselowski finished in the 26th position in only his third start at the track and sits 23rd in the Sprint Cup Series points standings.

Kurt Busch - #22 (Double Deuce) – Shell/Pennzoil Ultra Dodge
This week the driver of the Shell/Pennzoil Dodge will strap into the seat of a dragster and compete in the Gatornationals in Gainsville, Florida. But before he could head South, the Las Vegas native hoped he could put one in the win column. Calling Las Vegas “his Daytona,” the elder Busch hoped to finally win one on his home track.

Starting from the 22nd position, the Double Deuce took advantage of valuable track position by choosing not to pit during the first two caution flags. Although the team was out of sequence from the majority of the field, crew chief Steve Addington, who led younger brother Kyle to a victory in 2009, took a chance that paid off. Fortunately, subsequent cautions allowed the team to get back on the same sequence for pit stops. Staying inside the top 10 for the majority of the day, Busch went for a spin on lap 104 but no damage was sustained.

Keeping a cool head and owning up to his error on the track, Busch finished in the 9th position and joins Tony Stewart at the top of the standings.
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