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Kurt Busch replacing Brad Keselowski for Nationwide Series event at The Glen

Brad Keselowski (left) is congratulated by Penske Racing teammate Kurt Busch following his win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway.
Brad Keselowski (left) is congratulated by Penske Racing teammate Kurt Busch following his win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway.

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Brad Keselowski will skip the Nationwide Series race Saturday at Watkins Glen as he continues to recover from a chipped left ankle suffered when he wrecked Aug. 3 at Road Atlanta.

Keselowski will still compete in the Sprint Cup event at The Glen, but Penske Racing teammate Kurt Busch will drive the No. 22 car in the Nationwide event.

"Penske Racing is fortunate that Kurt, who is a former NNS winner at Watkins Glen, is in its stable of drivers," Penske Racing President Tim Cindric said. "We appreciate him lending a hand during this time. We will continue to monitor Brad's recovery. His NNS schedule will be determined on a race-by-race basis."

This will be the second consecutive week Keselowski will miss the Nationwide race because of the injury. Last week, he skipped the Nationwide event in Iowa and he won the Cup race the next day at Pocono.

Sam Hornish Jr. replaced Keselowski for the Iowa Nationwide race.

Keselowski, the defending Nationwide Series champion, is not scheduled to compete in the Nationwide Series race next week at Montreal. It was announced earlier this year that Jacques Villeneuve would drive the No. 22 car for that event.

The Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service contributed to this report.