Keselowski and Custer finished the race just like they started, side-by-side. Keselowski and the No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Mustang won the pole Saturday morning while Custer from Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) qualified his No. 00 Haas Automation Mustang second.
The Ford Mustangs led a race high 107 laps out of the 204 lap race. Keselowski, who led three times for 77 laps, including the final 44 while Custer led twice for a total of 28 laps. After enduring a red flag rain delay and a late race caution with 2 laps remaining, producing an overtime finish, the No. 22 took the checkered flag. The win was Ford’s fifth NXS win of the season and 120th overall Roush Yates Engines NXS win.
“I couldn’t ask for a much better start for Memorial Day Weekend than to bring home a win,” commented Keselowski in Victory Lane. “I’m really proud of everyone on the team, Brian here and the sponsors, Fitzgerald Gliders and Ford for the car that was well-prepared and in a spot to be able to execute a day like today, but I think it was definitely a perseverance day.”