By Reid Spencer
FORT WORTH, Tex. -- Brad Keselowski was right on the money in most of what he said Sunday night, but he was dead wrong about the one thing that might matter most.
Keselowski was right about the nature of the racing in the AAA Texas 500. It was breathtaking. After the next-to-last restart in the AAA Texas 500, Keselowski refused to give up the lead, taking his car and Jimmie Johnson's to the very limit of their capabilities.
"I felt lucky to survive that one," Keselowski said in his post-race press conference.
He was right. As he forced Johnson up into the marbles during an amazing two-lap battle, both cars were perilously close to crashing.
"I really enjoyed this race," Keselowski said. "I guess some people did, too, in the stands. I heard they were pretty excited."
He was right. The atmosphere was beyond electric. After a 100-lap "prologue" of green-flag racing dominated by Johnson, the AAA Texas 500 gave us some of the closest, most intense racing we've seen ...