Brad Keselowski drops Nationwide race at Kansas

Brad Keselowski drops Nationwide race at Kansas

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NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski talks with members of his crew during spoiler and restrictor plate testing at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Tuesday, March 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 2:44 PM

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR points leader Brad Keselowski says he's scaling back his Nationwide Series schedule to focus on winning the Sprint Cup championship.  

Keselowski says he will not run the Nationwide race at Kansas later this month. Penske Racing will instead have Ryan Blaney run the event.  

Keselowski said Tuesday during an appearance at Charlotte Motor Speedway he'll evaluate the rest of his Nationwide schedule as the season winds down. He is leading the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with seven races remaining.  

Keselowski picked up his second win of the Chase on Sunday at Dover. He takes a five-point lead over five-time champion Jimmie Johnson into this weekend's race at Talladega.

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