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Photos: Brad Keselowski hosts meet-and-greet at D Las Vegas, dines at Andiamo Italian Steakhouse

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D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens, in a lilac blazer, hosts a meet-and-greet with NASCAR star Brad Keselowski at his casino resort Thursday, March 6, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.

2014 NASCAR Weekend: Brad Keselowski at the D

D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens, in a lilac blazer, hosts a meet-and-greet with NASCAR star Brad Keselowski at his casino resort Thursday, March 6, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Brad Keselowski Wins Kobalt 400

Brad Keselowski celebrates in victory lane after winning the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 9, 2014. Launch slideshow »

Who would have guessed that after hosting a meet-and-greet with fans Thursday at the D Las Vegas downtown, NASCAR star Brad Keselowski would go on to have a superstar weekend with back-to-back wins Saturday and Sunday?

And all less than one month after the Michigan racecar star turned The Big 3-0 (his birthday is Feb. 12).

Hundreds of race fans lined up Thursday to meet Keselowski at Derek Stevens’ casino resort that abuts Fremont Street Experience. Afterward, Keselowski and his team enjoyed dinner at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse and met the chef. (Stevens donned a lilac blazer for the occasion.)

On Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Keselowski finished ahead of odds-on favorite and Las Vegas native Kyle Busch to win the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series and then 24 hours later narrowly defeated Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. for his second victory at LVMS this weekend, this time the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue for his photo gallery of NASCAR champion Keselowksi, who kept it casual in a short-sleeve white polo (from sponsor Miller Lite) with a black, long-sleeve undershirt and blue jeans, at D Las Vegas.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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