Brad Keselowski continued his prowess this season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, winning the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night to increase his win total to three this year.
No. 22 has been dominating the Nationwide ranks, and according to Kentucky Speedway, this marks his 30th career victory:
While those numbers are impressive, what Keselowski has done this year is simply remarkable. Kentucky Speedway tweeted his improbable season statistics:
Keselowski led 146 laps on Saturday night and was one of just three drivers to average at least 130 mph throughout the duration of the race. He was in full control of his car, and it resulted in a big win.
Here's a look at the race's results:
|2014 U.S. Cellular 250 Results|
|4||Sam Hornish Jr.||1.046||65|
Iowa Speedway tweeted a picture of Keselowski retrieving his trophy in Victory Lane:
The Nationwide standings were slightly shaken up as a result of Saturday's race.
Chase Elliott's top-10 finish allowed him to maintain his slim lead for first place over Regan Smith. However, Smith is nipping at his heels and trails by just two points. Trevor Bayne and Ryan Reed were the two drivers to move up a spot, as Bayne jumped to fifth and Reed moved up to ninth.
Here's how the Nationwide standings look following the race at Iowa Speedway:
|2014 NASCAR Nationwide Standings|
For Keselowski, it won't be long until he sees the track again.
On Sunday, he'll attempt to continue his hot streak at Pocono Raceway, as he's starting in third position in the GoBowling.com 400. As Keselowski travels to Pennsylvania to take a seat in the No. 2 car, Tom Leyden of ABC wished him safe travels:
This will be an extremely important race for Keselowski, as he's currently in third place in the Sprint Cup standings, trailing just Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He's in great position in the Chase standings as well, and he'll surely be eyeing another trip to Victory Lane.
The win at Iowa Speedway was an impressive one for Keselowski, and he's getting hot at the right time to do some damage in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series.