(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer It was just another surreal moment in this disappointing season for defending champion Brad Keselowski.
He pulled away from his pit stall with his jack planted underneath his car. The jack clattered and clanged as Keselowski dragged it around the track for what should have been one race-ruining lap around Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Instead, Keselowski finally caught a break.
A late caution - one that ruined Jimmie Johnson's shot at a record seventh Sprint Cup Series win at Charlotte - gave Keselowski the chance to make an electric final dash to the finish and end a 37-race losing streak Saturday night. It gave the reigning champ his first victory of the season in a year in which he's challenged for victories, but for one reason or another couldn't close the deal.
It made him ineligible to defend his championship, so Keselowski's win was the rare victory for a non-Chase driver in a ''postseason'' race. Kasey Kahne at Phoe...