Special K wins another race by stepping on another's toes: The Kroger 200 Review

Justin Algaier, driver of the No. 31 Deft Finishes Chevrolet, catches fire on a restart during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kroger 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway on July 30 in Indianapolis, Ind. Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR via nascar-assets.americaneagle.com

Brad Keselowski has really become the king of winning races by being an overly agressive driver.  Almost every win that Keso has racked up has been by wrecking someone, or knocking someone out of the way.  Brad did it again this week, by slamming into new points leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 

Stenhouse finished the race, but the damage he got at the hands of Keso may have prevented him from winning.

Many people like to compare the driving styles of Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski, but there are far more wrecked race cars in Keso's wake then in Busch's. 

Let's take a look at how things shake up after the Kroger 200.


Results and Points after the jump!

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Status
1 2 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Dodge 204 Running
2 17 30 James Buescher(i) FOE Chevy 204 Running
3 1 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Blackwell Angus Ford 204 Running
4 13 88 Aric Almirola Grand Touring Vodka Chevy 204 Running
5 3 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal Ford 204 Running
6 7 38 Jason Leffler Great Clips Chevy 204 Running
7 21 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 204 Running
8 15 20 Drew Herring SportClips Toyota 204 Running
9 16 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General Chevy 204 Running
10 9 18 Michael McDowell(i) Muscle Milk Toyota 204 Running
11 14 19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Chevy 204 Running
12 11 09 Kenny Wallace Federated Auto Parts Toyota 204 Running
13 18 70 David Stremme(i) Keen Parts Inc. Chevy 204 Running
14 12 33 Austin Dillon(i) Rheem/Menards Chevy 204 Running
15 6 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Toyota 204 Running
16 42 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevy 203 Running
17 24 01 Mike Wallace Cowboys & Aliens Chevy 202 Running
18 26 51 Jeremy Clements Clements Racing Engines Chevy 202 Running
19 20 7 Josh Wise iRacing.com Chevy 201 Running
20 23 81 Blake Koch # K-Love Dodge 201 Running
21 25 14 Eric McClure Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds Chevy 201 Running
22 19 28 Derrike Cope MudJug.com Chevy 201 Running
23 22 15 Timmy Hill # Rick Ware Racing Ford 199 Running
24 30 52 Tim Schendel Metro Ministries/MDS Services Chevy 197 Running
25 33 39 Matt Frahm Gilchrist Mfg. Ford 197 Running
26 34 41 Fain Skinner Carport Empire Chevy 197 Running
27 4 31 Justin Allgaier Deft Finishes Chevy 193 Oil Pump
28 5 16 Trevor Bayne RickyvsTrevor.com Ford 188 Engine
29 8 62 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Toyota 174 Accident
30 10 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 174 Accident
31 31 40 Tim Andrews Key Motorsports Chevy 169 Accident
32 32 89 Morgan Shepherd Victory In Jesus Chevy 33 Start And Park
33 27 44 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Chevy 26 Start And Park
35 29 49 Mark Green Jay Robinson Racing Chevy 16 Start And Park
36 39 04 Danny O'Quinn Jr. Go Green Racing Ford 13 Start And Park
37 38 75 Johnny Chapman Lilly Trucking Ford 12 Start And Park
38 35 74 Mike Harmon IPT Pellet Grills Chevy 11 Start And Park
39 40 42 Scott Wimmer Key Motorsports Chevy 9 Start And Park
40 36 47 Charles Lewandoski # Key Motorsports Chevy 8 Start And Park
41 37 46 Chase Miller Key Motorsports Chevy 7 Start And Park
42 41 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb # TenForJen.com Ford 2 Start And Park

 

Jennifer Jo Cobb joined the ranks of Start and Park this week.  She lasted only 2 laps.  That pretty much invalidates her story about leaving Second Chance Racing.  After a great run by Ricky Stenhouse, he has now taken over the points lead.  The Nationwide Series continues to be the best battle in NASCAR.  Here's how it looks:

 

Pos # Driver Points Wins
1 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 740 1
2 32 Reed Sorenson 737 1
3 2 Elliott Sadler 716 0
4 31 Justin Allgaier 689 1
5 88 Aric Almirola 671 0
6 38 Jason Leffler 646 0
7 09 Kenny Wallace 637 0
8 66 Steve Wallace 572 0
9 11 Brian Scott 566 0
10 62 Michael Annett 565 0

 

The Owner's Points haven't changed all that much this week.  It's going to take some bad runs by the #18 team for things to change.  Here's how the battle is shaping up:

 

Pos Car # Owner Points
1 18 Joe Gibbs 793
2 32 Turner Motorsports 766
3 60 Roush Fenway 750
4 6 Roush Fenway 740
5 33 Kevin Harvick 723
6 22 Roger Penske 717
7 2 Kevin Harvick 716
8 31 Turner Motorsports 689
9 88 JR Motorsports 671
10 20 Joe Gibbs 666

 

And the locked in drivers:

 

Pos Car # Owner Points
31 23 R3 Motorsports 321
32 52 Jimmy Means 297
33 40 Key Motorsports 294
34 41 Rick Ware Racing * 234
35 12 Penske Racing * 197
36 44 TriStar Motorsports * 140
* Not Locked In

 

Join us next week for a Preview of the event from Iowa.  We are closing in on the end of the 2011 Nationwide series.  Enjoy.

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