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• Keselowski and the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang team began the race from the 19th position following the Friday afternoon qualifying session.
• Despite starting deep in the field, Keselowski immediately began to show that his Ford Mustang had plenty of speed to contend for the win as he methodically made his way toward the front of the field.
• Following hard, side-by-side racing with Kyle Busch, Keselowski was able to grab the lead for the first time at lap 99.
• Aside from giving up the lead for trips down pit road, the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) champion led most of the laps from the time he took the lead to lap 165.
• At lap 165 a brief rain shower brought out the caution flag before heavy rains forced NASCAR to stop the race at lap 170 with Keselowski in the top spot. It is Keselowski’s first rain-shortened win.
• The victory is the fourth of the year for the No. 22 team and their second in-a-row after AJ Allemdinger’s victory at Road America last weekend. It’s also Keselowski’s second-consecutive series victory in 2012.
• It was Keselowski’s 22nd career NNS victory, entering him into a tie with Sam Ard and Tommy Ellis for 10th place on the all-time wins list.
BRAD KESELOWSKI: HOW GRATIFYING IS THIS WIN? “You know, I didn’t want it to end this way but we had a great Discount Tire Ford and we were able to drive to the front. We didn’t qualify like we wanted to but Jeremy Bullins and this team did a great job. They have been working so well with Greg Erwin and Sam Hornish’s team. We deserve these results. I feel lucky to get to drive this car. The last two drivers before have won races in it and Ryan Blaney is going to get to drive it and hopefully he will get to win in it to. It was just a great car tonight. This is the type of car you get once a year if you are lucky.”
JEREMY BULLINS, CREW CHIEF: YOU HAVE WON FOUR RACES WITH THREE DIFFERENT DRIVERS. WHAT IS YOUR SECRET? “There is no secret, it is just that I am surrounded by a great organization and guys at the shop are building good race cars. We have Roush Yates engines with great horsepower and great fuel mileage. Our pit crew has done a phenomenal job coming together and this race team is getting stronger and I think working together and, like Brad said, momentum. Anytime you can get yourself up front that is contagious. It is just a matter of keeping that going.”
-Penske Racing PR
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Mooresville, NC – Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski continues to be recognized for his remarkable run to the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) championship. On Thursday, ESPN announced that Keselowski has been nominated for two awards during this year’s ESPY Awards Presentation that will be held on Wednesday, July 17 at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
Is this the weekend Brad Keselowski turns his season around?
It's not that the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion is in fear of missing this year's Chase -- yet. But without a win this season and the No. 2 Ford teetering at ninth in point standings with a nine-point cushion, it's time for Keselowski to return to his winning ways.
"This is a key time, not just...
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Brad Keselowski found himself clinging to ninth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings entering the race weekend at Kentucky Speedway.
Last season Keselowski won at Kentucky but things were dramatically different on Sunday. After qualifying eighth for the Quaker State 400 the 2012 series champion found himself in trouble on...
Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski were two of the NASCAR drivers involved in a scary wreck during the 48th lap of the Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday.
The multi-car crash began when Busch, coming back into the track from the apron, bumped the back left of Keselowski's car. The No. 2 then spun down onto the apron before drifting back into the track,...
Ford Racing drivers Brad Keselowski and Greg Biffle were involved in a big crash on lap 48 of the Sprint Cup Series race from the Kentucky Speedway. Below are quotes from both drivers on the accident.
BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion (INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT ON LAP 48)
WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON WHAT HAPPENED? “It is a wreck. Wrecks happen. It takes a chain of events to get...
Kurt Busch caused a red flag situation early in the rain-postponed Sprint Cup race Sunday at Kentucky Speedway when his car shot into the back of Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford after he was racing down on the apron of the track on lap 48. Keselowski’s Ford spun to the right up the track.
SPARTA, Ky. — When you win a rain-shortened race, you can’t do a burnout — but Brad Keselowski certainly tried.
After being declared the winner of Friday night’s Feed the Children 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway, 30 laps short of the scheduled finish, Keselowski did donuts on the frontstretch, minus the usual smoke because of the wet, slippery asphalt...
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Brad Keselowski won the Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway on Friday night after rain forced the end of the race on lap 170 of 200.
Austin Dillon began the race on the pole but soon gave way to Kyle Busch. Brad Keselowski and Elliott Sadler would also see time at the front of the field.
Championship leader Regan Smith had problems with...
SPARTA, KY- Pole Winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and both Quaker State 400 winners Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski were the top three favorites for today’s 267-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway.
Unfortunately, all three were involved in early incidents with Keselowski being done for the day in a fiery crash in Turn 2 on Lap 47.
The inaugural race and...
SPARTA, KY- We were destined to what could have been a good battle for the checkered in tonight’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed the Children 300 race at Kentucky Speedway.
Instead, the rain began to fall with 38 laps to go as NASCAR brought out the fifth caution due to the moisture.
Brad Keselowski, who passed Elliott Sadler for the lead with 50 laps to go, was the beneficiary...
Brad Keselowski was one of seven cars collected in a multi-car
crash triggered by Kurt Busch in Sunday's race at Kentucky
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SPARTA, Ky. — Ty Dillon won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 Thursday night at the Kentucky Speedway to notch his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, but the win wasn't as important to Dillon as 'how' he won.
Once again, Dillon passed Kyle Busch in the closing laps to secure another trip to victory lane...
SPARTA, Ky — Kurt Busch made contact with Brad Keselowski Sunday at Kentucky Speedway. Several drivers were involved in the wreck, including Greg Biffle, Travis Kvapil and Dave Blaney.
The race was postponed on Saturday night due to rain. Keselowski won Friday nights Nationwide series race at Kentucky and was the June race winner at the track in 2012.