Saturday, September 7, 2013

Domination ends in defeat for Brian Scott in Virginia 529 College Savings 250

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Photo Credit: Chris Graythen / NASCAR via Getty Images
Domination is common in the Nationwide Series. Usually it’s a Cup Series driver running away with the lead and a win, but Friday night, Brian Scott was the class of the field. Scott had the strongest car throughout the day earning the pole position and leading 240 of the 250 laps.

In the end, Brad Keselowski earned the win when Brian Scott got a bad restart on the next to last caution, allowing the No. 22 to move into the lead. A visibly upset Scott was quick to place blame on Keselowski, saying he clearly jumped the final two restarts. Scott said he would have to check with NASCAR on the rules because the way he understood them and the way the end of the race played out were vastly different.

Keselowski’s win was his fifth of the season and third career victory at RIR. He said he didn’t believe he jumped the restart and called the procedure an “inexact science.”

Regan Smith finished third, calling it a good, solid night.

Elliott Sadler, who drove a special paint scheme honoring Hall of Fame Inductee Jack Ingram, finished eighth.

Sam Hornish Jr. retained his points lead with a 16-point advantage over Austin Dillon.

Final Results:
  1. Keselowski
  2. Scott
  3. Smith
  4. Busch
  5. Bayne
  6. Hornish Jr.
  7. Vickers
  8. Sadler
  9. Reed
  10. McMurray
  11. Allgaier
  12. A. Dillon
  13. Annett
  14. Larson
  15. Bowman
  16. T. Dillon
  17. K. Wallace
  18. Bliss
  19. Long
  20. Pastrana
  21. Piquet Jr.
  22. Green
  23. Cassill
  24. M. Wallace
  25. Dick
  26. Clements
  27. Sorenson
  28. Earnhardt
  29. Nemechek
  30. Martin
  31. Ellis
  32. Gase
  33. Ehrgott
  34. Richardson Jr.
  35. Kenseth
  36. Kligerman
  37. DiBenedetto
  38. Wise
  39. Miller
  40. Yeley

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