Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the drivers’ championship in the Nationwide Series, beating out series regular and teammate Trevor Bayne, who finished 11th.
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As 2011 comes to a close, it’s only fitting that Tony Stewart was the driver to end Jimmie Johnson’s five-year reign.
For the first time since 2005, a Nationwide Series regular was crowned a Nationwide Series champion … and he nearly won the race as well.
Brad Keselowski noted that Sam Hornish Jr. “has paid a lot of dues” in NASCAR and it was certainly a well-deserved victory that Hornish claimed this Saturday.
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Despite leading a race-high 157 laps, Carl Edwards couldn’t close the deal for the final six.
The 2011 Nationwide Series campaign is going to have a suspenseful finish. What’s after that is anybody’s guess.
Much ado has been made in recent weeks of current Sprint Cup Series championship contender Matt Kenseth and his quest for sponsorship in 2012.
Nationwide Series fans in 2011 have been treated to four unlikely wins over the course of this season.
In leading 173 laps, Brad Keselowski delivered the most dominating performance the Nationwide Series has seen in recent memory, winning at Kansas Saturday.
The Nationwide Series championship battle has definitely lost some of its luster with dwindling numbers.