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Keselowski still wants home win

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Ford is on a nice little winning streak at Michigan International Speedway, although it may not feel that way to Brad Keselowski.

Keselowski still hasn’t won a Cup race in his home state, and it seems like every year that is a story when NASCAR comes to Michigan. Keselowski will have two more chances to end the drought this weekend, when MIS hosts a Cup doubleheader without fans Saturday and Sunday as part of this year’s retooled schedule.

“I don’t know what we’ve got to do to break through to get the win,” Keselowski said. “I was actually talking to Joey Logano about it, because I won last weekend at his home track in New Hampshire. He keeps winning in Michigan, and I keep winning at his home track. We both say, ‘Hey, you want to trade?'”

The victory at New Hampshire was Keselowski’s third of the season, and he is second in the points standings. All three wins have come since the sport returned from its coronavirus shutdown. Normally, Michigan hosts races in June and August, but the pandemic pushed them both onto the same weekend this year.

It’s been a big week for Keselowski already. His contract extension with Team Penske was announced Monday.

The races in Michigan always take on a special importance for Ford, which has swept the MIS Cup races each of the past two years. Logano and Kevin Harvick won last year, and Clint Bowyer and Harvick prevailed the year before.

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n Zane Smith scored the first Truck Series win of his career Friday night with a last-lap pass in double overtime at Michigan International Speedway.

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