Ford Richmond NNS Post Race – Keselowski Scores His First Victory in a Ford

Ford Racing NNS Notes & Quotes:

Toyota Care 250 NNS Post Race (Richmond International Raceway)

Friday, April 26, 2013

American Muscle

Brad Keselowski scores his second career NASCAR Nationwide series victory at Richmond International Raceway Friday night, the second of the season for Ford Racing and 198th career NNS Ford win.

BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang– VICTORY LANE – HOW GRATIFYING IS THIS WIN? “It’s very gratifying. We’ve had a lot of seconds this year, whether it’s here in the Nationwide and we’ve been really close on the Cup side and just haven’t been able to get that win. Like I said, we’ve struggled here at Richmond too in both the Cup and the Nationwide cars, so it’s great to get that turned around and finally get to Victory Lane in a Ford. This is the Mustang and now we’ve got to go win in the Fusion and the Fords have been really fast, and we finally closed one out today. I’m just really proud of my guys and Discount Tire and SKF and everybody that makes this program possible, but what’s really important are these guys here. People ask me all the time why I’m running Nationwide and all those things and, don’t get me wrong, I love driving these cars, but it’s about these guys here and providing opportunities for them. These guys are all trying to make their way in this sport and this is their day to shine and their opportunity and I’m glad to drive and help give them that opportunity and make it happen by bringing sponsors and so forth. So I’m just really happy for these guys and I can’t wait to see where their careers take them. I happy to be a part of it.”

HOW WAS THE RACING WITH YOU, KEVIN AND KYLE? “I thought it was pretty darn good. I was grinning the whole time. I had fun and Kyle raced me really well, and so did Kevin. I think this is what racing is supposed to be like – side-by-side and just little touches, but not big ones. It was a great race all the way around here at Richmond and this is a great track.”

TRAVIS PASTRANA, No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang

“That was wild. I tell you what, Trevor was awesome for me. He kept pushing me. I actually got into a couple people in one of the corners. We didn’t spin anybody but I definitely need to make some apologies out there. We were getting bumped around like bumper cars out there. I had so much fun. I like racing like that. I like when people are bumping me and I’m bumping people but it sucks when you are on the losing end of that battle. The guys really didn’t start with what we thought we had but the really got this thing working at the end and we were making some passes. We got a top 10 finish and I’ll take it.”

SAM HORNISH JR., No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Ford Mustang

“If it were a race for the first third of it we would have been pretty darn good. We just got way too free and couldn’t make ourselves any better as the night went on. We had issues in the pits getting the tires out but all in all I was happy with how we started. I guess we bookended it. We led early and Brad led late and its good toi get a Mustang in Victory Lane.”

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