Brad Keselowski allowed his inner daredevil to emerge at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday.
"At Talladega, you don't have a plan," Keselowski said. "You go up front and race your butt off all day long. You either get to the front or you don't."
But Keselowski did indeed have a plan. He knew precisely what his strategy would be if he could maneuver his way to the front of the pack.
With a dominant car, Keselowksi's aggressive style enabled him to remain toward the front and avoid the problems that cropped up behind him in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race. While Keselowski drove a masterful race, his performance was not without fault. He punted his former teammate Kurt Busch on Lap 181 entering Turn 1 -- and afterward expressed as much honest remorse as a driver possibly can.
Then Keselowski lined up second for the final restart with former nemesis Kyle Busch in tow. Keselowski knew that if he was leading the last lap coming into Turn 3, he could pull down to the inside of the track and br...