Brad Keselowski takes pole for Nationwide Series race at Phoenix

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Brad Keselowski just keeps rolling along.

First, he finished third in last Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Then on Friday he set a track record en route to earning the pole for Sunday’s The Profit on CNBC 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.

Keselowski extended his success during qualifying for Saturday’s Nationwide Series’ Blue Jeans Go Green 200 by also taking the pole for that race.

Keselowski covered the one-mile flat track at PIR in a speed of 134.053 mph (at 26.855 seconds).

Richard Childress Racing driver Brian Scott was second fastest (134.043) and will sit on the outside pole.

Here’s the lineup for today’s Nationwide race:

Row 1: Brad Keselowski, Brian Scott

Row 2: Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth

Row 3: Ty Dillon, Elliott Sadler

Row 4: Kevin Harvick, Regan Smith

Row 5: Kyle Larson, Trevor Bayne

Row 6: Chase Elliott, Chris Buescher

Row 7: Dylan Kwasniewski, Brendan Gaughan

Row 8: Ryan Reed, James Buescher

Row 9: Mike Bliss, Ryan Sieg

Row 10: Landon Cassill, Dakoda Armstrong

Row 11: Josh Wise, Blake Koch

Row 12: Tanner Berryhill, Mike Wallace

Row 13: Jeffrey Earnhardt, Will Kimmell III

Row 14: Jamie Dick, Eric McClure

Row 15: Matt DiBenedetto, Joey Gase

Row 16: Jeremy Clements, Ruben Garcia Mateos

Row 17: Carl Long, Tommy Joe Martins

Row 18: Derrike Cope, Mike Harmon

Row 19: Daryl Harr, Carlos Contreras

Row 20: Martin Roy

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Formula E: Vergne outlasts di Grassi for Punta del Este victory

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Saturday’s Punta del Este ePrix did not disappoint, with Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi engaging in a thrilling battle throughout the entire race.

Vergne led the way from the pole, having been promoted up the grid after original pole sitter di Grassi was ruled to have cut a chicane during his pole lap, but di Grassi was right on the back wing of Vergne the entire way and made several attempts to get by.

The intense battle between the two, which saw them nearly lock Vergne’s rear wing with di Grassi’s front nose, stayed remarkably clean for the most part, and Vergne was able to hold off all of di Grassi’s advances, a few of which can be viewed below, to take the win.

DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird was also on the charge, the British driver coming from ninth on the grid to take third.

Full race results can be viewed here. The victory sees Vergne extend his points lead over Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist, who finished fifth, to 30 points, with Vergne on 109 markers and Rosenqvist on 79.

Bird sits third with 76 points, respectively.