NASCAR Barometer: Keselowksi Wins After Late Restart
NASCAR Barometer: Keselowksi Wins After Late Restart

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Brad Keselowski used a late restart to overcome Alex Bowman to win his third race of 2019, drawing level with Kyle Busch who also has tree victories. Kevin Harvick appeared to have the race in hand, winning the first stage and pulling away from the field, until an issue drew him to pit road for an unscheduled stop that left him a lap down to the leaders. He didn't recover until it was too late, and Joe Gibbs Racing's troubles left the door open for a Penske Racing and Hendrick Motorsports to take three of the top five finishing positions.

Saturday night's race under the lights was the last points event before the traditional build up to Memorial Day weekend's 600-mile marathon. Two exhibition races will kick off the homestand this coming weekend before teams turn their focus to the longest race of the season. Kyle Busch is the defending winner of the 600 while Harvick took home the big paycheck in the All-Star Race. The biggest racing weekend of the year is almost here.

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Brad Keselowski – Keselowski hung in contention inside the top 10 all 400 scheduled miles Saturday night, which put him in position to use fresher tires to overcome Alex Bowman on a late restart to grab his third win of the season. The win comes in the midst of what looked like a rough patch for Penske Racing and Ford, as Toyota and Chevrolet were making great gains in recent weeks. Keselowski led just

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