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Brad Keselowski wins DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway


Brad Keselowski won the DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway, visiting Victory Lane in his first Xfinity Series start of the year.

The Team Penske driver led 67 of 200 laps to score his 37th Xfinity Series victory.

He beat pole-sitter Justin Allgaier, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell and Jamie McMurray.

Keselowski put himself in position to win during green flag pit stops when he beat Bell off pit road with 32 laps to go. He then cycled through to the lead.

He bounced back from committing a speeding penalty on Lap 49.

“I felt like the car was better than me today,” Keselowski told Fox Sports 1. “Justin Allgaier quite honestly out drove me most of the day. At the end we connected it with great pit stops, great pit work and good strategy. Got out there on brand new tires and just barely got by Christopher there and I knew once we got by ourself the car would probably carry me a little bit.”

Allgaier, the defending winner of the race, led a race-high 76 laps.

The race began at 4:15 p.m. ET and was stopped twice for rain.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Justin Allgaier

STAGE 2 WINNER: Kyle Busch

MORE: Race results and point standings

WHO HAD A GOOD DAY: Christopher Bell earned his third consecutive top five … Jamie McMurray finished fifth in his first Xfinity start since 2013 … Kaz Grala led eight laps, the first laps of his career, and finished 12th … Elliott Sadler finished ninth after starting from the rear (engine change). He is the only driver to finish in the top 10 of all four races … Austin Cindric finished 16th. This was the first race in which he didn’t wreck while driving Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 60 Ford.

WHO HAD A BAD DAY: David Starr brought out the first caution on Lap 27 when his engine expired. He finished 39th … Matt Mills got into the Turn 2 wall, bringing out the caution on Lap 84. He finished 38th.

NOTABLE: There has been no repeat winner through four races … The race ended with a 104-lap stretch under green, the second longest to end a race at ISM.

POSTRACE INSPECTION: Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch each had one unsecured lug nut. The penalty for that is a fine.

WHAT’S NEXT: Auto Club 300 at Auto Club Speedway at 5 p.m. ET on March 17 on FS1.

Race results, Xfinity point standings after DC Solar 200

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Brad Keselowski beat Justin Allgaier and Kyle Busch to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway.

It is Keselowski’s 37th Xfinity win.

The top five was completed by Christopher Bell and Jamie McMurray.

Keselowski led 67 of 200 laps in a race that was halted twice for rain.

Click here for race results.


After his fourth straight top 10 to begin the year, Elliott Sadler has a one-point lead over teammate Tyler Reddick.

Justin Allgaier completes a JR Motorsports’ sweep of the top three spots. He is seven points back from Sadler.

The top five is completed by Bell (-8) and Daniel Hemric (-21).

Click here for the full point standings

Xfinity race in Phoenix resumes as Kyle Busch wins Stage 2

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The DC Solar 200 resumed from a second red flag period with a one-lap shootout to end Stage 2, won by Kyle Busch.

Busch beat out Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer, Jamie McMurray and Ryan Truex.

The race was halted on Lap 87 of 200, three laps from the end of the stage

The red flag was issued during a caution for a Matt Mills‘ accident.

The first red flag period came after the end of Stage 1 and lasted for over one hour.

Xfinity race in Phoenix resumes after rain delay

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The DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway has resumed after a rain delay that began around 4:50 p.m. ET. The TV broadcast has moved to Fox Sports 1.

The Xfinity Series race had just concluded its first stage when the rain began.

Pole-sitter Justin Allgaier won Stage 1 over Christopher Bell and Brad Keselowski.

The red flag was issued on Lap 47 of 200.

Justin Allgaier wins Xfinity pole at ISM Raceway

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Justin Allgaier qualified first for today’s Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway.

The defending winner of the DC Solar 200, Allgaier captured the pole with a speed of 133.849 mph.

It is the sixth career pole for the JR Motorsports driver.

“Having a Camaro at the front is a good thing but also doing it at the end of the race is even more important,” Allgaier told Fox Sports 1. “I don’t think I’ve ever qualified that well here or any of the tracks I really enjoy like this place.”

Brad Keselowski qualified second with a speed of 133.784 mph.

Following him is Cole Custer (133.779), Christopher Bell (133.665) and Kyle Busch (133.630).

Jamie McMurray will start sixth in his first Xfinity race since 2013.

Austin Cindric, Ty Dillon and Michael Annett failed to advance to the final round.

Tyler Reddick got into the Turn 3 wall during his qualifying run in Round 1 and brought out the red flag. Reddick will go to a backup car and start from the rear.

JR Motorsports will have two cars starting from the rear after Elliott Sadler‘s team replaced the engine in his No. 1 Chevrolet on Friday.

Click here for qualifying results.