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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Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.