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Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Brad Keselowski benefited from Elliott Sadlers penalty for jumping a late-race restart to win Saturdays inaugural Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Air Max 97 Schuhe Damen . Keselowski, a Sprint Cup Series regular, delivered team owner Roger Penske his maiden NASCAR win at this famed 2.5-mile racetrack. Penske has a record 15 victories in the Indianapolis 500. “Ive been watching races here for a long time as a kid from Michigan,” Keselowski said. “I think everyone knows how special Indy is, and having any victory here is special. Im just glad I was able to do it for Roger.” Keselowski also handed Penske his 100th overall win in NASCAR. Sadler, who entered this race with a 13-point lead in the championship standings, passed Keselowski for the lead just after a restart with 18 laps remaining. But NASCAR officials determined Sadler jumped the restart and black-flagged him. Sadler and his crew chief, Luke Lambert, argued that he was hit from behind by his Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin Dillon before the green-flag waved to resume the race. NASCAR reviewed the restart again and concluded that Sadler did jump the restart. Sadler served his pass-through penalty with 11 laps remaining, handing the lead to Keselowski for good. “He did not jump the restart, but the rules are that he cannot beat the number-one starter to the line, and thats what he did,” NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton said after the race. “He clearly did that. He had him cleared by the time they got to the start-finish line and made no attempt to give it back. Thats the rules of a restart.” Sadler, who wound up finishing 15th, met with race officials for an explanation of their ruling. “We had some lengthy discussions, and Robin Pemberton told me that I did not jump the start,” Sadler said. “The video (replay) clearly shows the 22 (Keselowski) going first and beating me to the restart line. The 12 (Sam Hornish Jr.) then hit the 22, getting him really loose and spinning his tires. The 3 (Dillon) is also pushing me, so its not like I can stop either. I just got a better restart and beat him to the start-finish line. Robin Pemberton just told me, right out of his mouth, that I did not jump the start. “This is a very tough penalty, and its very hard to swallow at the inaugural race here at Indy, as I race to win.” Keselowski went on to finish 3.3 seconds ahead of teammate and former Indianapolis 500 winner Sam Hornish Jr. It was a 1-2 finish for Penske Racing. Ty Dillon, a Camping World Truck Series regular, finished third in just his second Nationwide race. Denny Hamlin and Tys elder brother, Austin, rounded out the top-five. Sadler remained the points leader, but Austin Dillon is only one point behind. Michael Annetts sixth-place finish earned him the $100,000 “Dash 4 Cash” bonus from series title sponsor Nationwide Insurance. Annett, Sadler, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Justin Allgaier were those drivers eligible for the cash award at Indy. “This is the Brickyard, and were not kissing any bricks today, but we got a big cardboard check that we can lay our lips on,” Annett said. Kyle Busch dominated most of the race by leading 51 laps, but Busch lost the top position when he encountered a slow four-tire pit stop late in the race. He then bumped into Sadler and spun around after restart with 22 laps to go. He ended up finishing 22nd. Danica Patricks first stock car race at Indy did not go as well as she had planned. Patrick started 20th and was running in the 14th position before she made contact with Reed Sorenson and then crashed hard into the wall on lap 39. “I dont know what happened,” said Patrick, who finished 35th. “I got into the center of the corner and got pretty close. I might have tapped (Sorenson), but Im not sure. He was slowing down quite a bit. I didnt mean to take him out. Im sorry if I did anything.” Sorenson retired from the race shortly after with a 33rd-place finish. “I was about to pit on the next lap, but going into (turn) one, I went sideways,” Sorenson said. “I dont know if she got in too hot or what the deal was.” Patrick had competed in the Indianapolis 500 each year from 2005-2011, with her best finish of third coming in that race in 2009. Nike Air Max 97 Schuhe Damen Weiß . “He suffered a broken jaw,” explained Shero to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of “Contrary to recent rumours there is no sign of any concussion symptoms or concussion at this time. Air Max 90 Herren Weiß . Scott Cullen has stats and notes from the last games in the first round of the NHL playoffs. BRUINS RALLY TO STUN MAPLE LEAFSIn a game that appeared to be well in hand, the Toronto Maple Leafs surrendered a three-goal lead in the third period – the rirst time a team has blown a three-goal lead in the third period of a Game Seven — and ended up losing 5-4 in overtime to the Boston Bruins. The Dallas Cowboys have already accomplished two of their primary goals in free agency, upgrading their secondary and getting a veteran backup quarterback. Cornerback Brandon Carr, who was apparently Dallas top target, agreed Wednesday to a five-year deal, and quarterback Kyle Orton agreed to a three-year deal to be Tony Romos backup. Both played in Kansas City last season. Dallas also announced the signings of unrestricted free agent offensive lineman Mackenzy Bernadeau from the Carolina Panthers to a four-year deal, and fullback Lawrence Vickers from Houston for two years. Within hours after free agency began Tuesday afternoon, team officials visited with Carr at Cowboys Stadium. A fifth-round pick in 2008 by the Chiefs, Carr had 45 tackles and a career-high four interceptions last season. Carr, who turns 26 in May, started all 64 games for the Chiefs the past four years. The deal with Carr came a day after two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Terence Newman, a starter all nine of his seasons in Dallas, was released by the Cowboys. Orton finished last season in Kansas City after being released by Denver. The Chiefs needed a quarterback after a season-ending injury to starter Matt Cassel Jon Kitna, Romos primary backup the last two years, retired after last season. Quarterback Stephen McGee is going into the final year of his contract with the Cowboys. The 39-year-old Kitna appeared in only three games last year after starting the final 10 games in 2010 when Romo broke hiis collarbone. Air Max 95 Schuhe Damen. After Kitna injured his back last fall, the Cowboys unsuccessfully tried to claim Orton off waivers. Orton had been released by the Broncos after they decided to go with Tim Tebow as their starter. Orton has started 69 of his 71 NFL games over six seasons with Chicago (2005-08), Denver (2010-11) and the Chiefs. He has completed 1,284 of 2,204 passes (58 per cent) for 14,532 yards with 80 touchdowns and 57 interceptions. The 6-foot-4, 308-pound Bernadeau has started 20 games and played in 47 over the past four seasons for the Panthers at guard. However, after starting 12 games in 2010 he was replaced in the starting lineup at right guard and started only one game last season. Bernadeau is entering his fifth season in the league out of Bentley College “They brought him in to be a starting guard,” said his agent, Dennis Boyev. “Hes really thankful for his time in Carolina. Its a team that took a chance on a kid who came from a Division II college, so hes grateful for that.” Another Panthers unrestricted free agent, linebacker Dan Connor, is also visiting with the Cowboys this week. Vickers has played in 90 games (38 starts) the past six seasons. He spent five years in Cleveland after being a sixth-round pick in 2006 and played in 14 games last season for the Houston Texans. The Cowboys didnt tender an offer to restricted free agent fullback Tony Fiammetta, who played in 10 games last season but missed several others because of illness. ‘ ‘ ‘

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