Keselowski grabs Kentucky NASCAR Nationwide pole


He led Friday’s Happy Hour for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and now Brad Keselowski is two-for-two on the day at Kentucky Speedway.

Keselowski secured the pole position for tonight’s NASCAR Nationwide Series John R. Elliott Hero Campaign 300 Presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, with a best speed of 175.313 mph in his No. 22 Discount Tire Ford for Team Penske.

After a week away from the Cup circuit when Nationwide raced at the Road America road course, most of the Cup regulars are back in the Nationwide ranks this weekend.

The top four on the grid are Cup regulars, with Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Paul Menard and Matt Kenseth. Brian Scott is best of the Nationwide regulars in fifth.

Busch has three Nationwide wins and Keselowski one thus far this season. Busch is bullish on his prospects of a weekend sweep at Kentucky this weekend, after winning last night’s Camping World Truck Series race.

Tonight’s Nationwide race from Kentucky goes green past 7 p.m. ET.