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Justin Allgaier beats Brad Keselowski to win his first Nationwide Series race

Justin Allgaier (12) holds off Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski for his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory. (Photo: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

By Lee Montgomery
lee.montgomery@nnsracing.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Justin Allgaier earned his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory on Saturday by passing Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski with 27 laps to go to win the Scotts Turf Builder 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Allgaier, the Raybestos Rookie of the Year in 2009, won in his 43rd career race.

Keselowski finished second, with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch third and Roush Fenway Racing’s Carl Edwards fourth. Kevin Harvick Inc.’s Kevin Harvick punted Joey Logano on the last lap to finish fifth.

Greg Biffle, Reed Sorenson, Mike Bliss, Jason Leffler and Scott Wimmer rounded out the top 10.