Keselowski wins Cup Series race at Kansas — NASCAR Notebook

Bubba Wallace drives during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday

Bubba Wallace drives during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday

Brad Keselowski raced to his third NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Saturday night, holding off a charging pack in overtime to take the checkered flag at Kansas Speedway.

Bowman, who entered the race at Talladega Superspeedway with a career-high finish of third place in the July race at Pocono Raceway last season, has now finished in a career-high second place in three consecutive races. "I never dreamed I would ever be in the Cup Series". The wet is what I used to grow up on racing. Mike was local to this area, and he passed away yesterday.

The race was extended into overtime when Matt DiBenedetto blew his engine on lap 263.

The Team Penske Ford driver - who has won at Atlanta and Martinsville in 2019 - had to hold off the Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of Alex Bowman. Bowman quickly moved to the front after the restart but was tracked down by Keselowski. "We'll go home and get them next week". "When you're out there running wide open, it's all about lane choice".

"It's absolutely a good day for everyone at Hendrick Motorsports", Bowman said of the Kansas race. "He was doing really good; he rode for an hour with no problems and then he saw his friends dart off in one direction and he was going a little fast, cranked the wheel in order to follow them and it two-wheeled and it threw him off". Clint Bowyer will start next to him. Bowyer finished fifth, behind Chase Elliott. I just had to lift and let the 2 (Keselowski) and the 20 (Erik Jones) drive right around me.

Jones saw the incident as nothing more than hard racing.

Larson dominated the September race at Darlington Raceway before a poor final pit stop knocked him out of the lead. This pack really leads to a lot of protecting your position. "The front tires, we just didn't have - I don't know if we changed the front wing, or whatever we did, but we just had no front grip".

Stage 1 victor Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Erik Jones, Alex Bowman and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Harvick was the victor of the first 80 lap stage, and Elliott won the second after starting the race in the back because of inspection failures earlier in the day. It's still a lot of fun to finish in the top 10, but we didn't come here to run top 10.

Harvick lost the lead during a lap-30 competition caution. He retook his lead on lap 49.

Busch wound up going through too many boxes and was sent to the back of the field. Busch was griping about the aero package within the first 10 laps Saturday night, but he was still near the front before his pit-road miscue dropped him from contention.

Harvick restarted outside the top-five. On lap 72, he took the top spot. With 15 laps to go in the stage, Elliott became the first driver to pass Harvick on the track for the lead. By that time, Elliott had gotten back up front.

Finishing sixth through 10th Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson, Tyler Reddick and James Buescher. Harvick wound up 13th, even though he may have had the fastest auto of the day.

"The first three-quarters of the race was pretty bad for us", Johnson said.

"We kept it in the Penske family", Pagenaud said. So we've still got plenty of work to do. "That's the bottom line". His string of top-10s was snapped at 11, though.

In the last three weeks, Bowman and crew chief Greg Ives have not only pulled out their best finishes and performances of the season, Bowman has also climbed in the point standings.