BRAD KESELOWSKI roared past Kurt Busch on the final lap and held off streaking Kevin Harvick to win yesterday at Fontana, Calif., earning his first NASCAR victory of the season in a wild finish.

Harvick fell just short of a three-race West Coast sweep, but finished second to extend his remarkable streak of top-two Sprint Cup finishes to eight races dating to last season. Richard Petty holds the NASCAR record with 11 straight in 1975.

In other NASCAR news:

* Driver Brian Vickers will be sidelined for at least 3 months while taking blood thinners. Blood clots were discovered in both of his lungs Friday. Vickers, 31, has endured three bouts of blood clots and open-heart surgery.

A driver for the Michael Waltrip Racing team, his No. 55 Toyota will be driven by Brett Moffitt. Vickers went to a hospital Friday after feeling pain in his chest following a cross-country flight.