KESOLOWSKI OVERCOMES SPEEDING PENALTY TO WIN XFINITY RACE AT ISM

Brad Keselowski overcame a pit-road speeding penalty and two rain delays in the DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway to capture the checkered flag for his first Xfinity Series victory of the season.

Keselowski took the lead for good on Lap 179 of the 200-lap race, a charge to the front that came after battling Christopher Bell side-by-side for the lead just a handful of laps earlier.

RELATED: Race results | Stage 1 results | Stage 2 results

The victory was Keselowski’s 37th in his career in the Xfinity Series and his second in the series at the 1-mile track just outside Phoenix.

Justin Allgaier finished second in the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell and Jamie McMurray rounded out the top five.

The red flag came out twice for rain delays — first, on Lap 47 for 1 hour, 35 minutes, and again on Lap 87 for 26 minutes.

Allgaier, the polesitter, won Stage 1 and was leading at the time of the first red flag on Lap 47. He had led 24 of those laps.

Keselowski earned his pit-road speeding penalty on the stop after Stage 1, and was sent to the rear. He worked his way back up through the field and regained the lead by Lap 143.

Busch won Stage 2 on a one-lap shootout after the race was restarted following the second red flag on Lap 87.

The race featured six different leaders, with Allgaier leading a race-high 76 laps.

Story credited to NASCAR.com

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