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Brad Keselowski Wins Quaker State 400


After winning last week at Daytona, Brad Keselowski doubled up by squeezing every last drop in his fuel tank. Brad captured the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night, leading 75 laps in the 267-lap event. This was his second straight Sprint Cup Series win. Carl Edwards finished second, followed by Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart to round out the top 5.

Keselowski becomes the first driver to earn four wins thus far this season (Las Vegas, Talladega 1, Daytona 2 and Kentucky). He had just enough fuel to reach the finish line on the newly repaved racetrack, holding off runner-up Carl Edwards, who was battling his own fuel issues, as well.

Other storylines from Saturday’s Quaker State 400 At Kentucky Speedway include:

  • Jimmie Johnson spun in Turn 4 on the Lap 32 restart and backed into the outside wall. Johnson drove his car to the garage for repairs and later returned 42 laps later. He would finish 32nd.
  • Joey Logano’s top 10 streak came to an end after having a right front tire down that sent him into the wall on Lap 54 after heavy contact with the wall. His night was over with an 39th place finish.
  • Rookies Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott crashed on a restart, bringing out the caution on Lap 89. Blaney and Elliott were racing three-wide for sixth when Blaney, running in the middle, got loose and they made contact. That sent both cars spinning. They each backed into the wall.
  • Cole Whitt in his Premium Motorsports 98 ran a steady, stealthy race to take home a solid 21th place finish
  • #32-Jeffrey Earnhardt (28th) was the highest finishing rookie.

Next Race Up: NASCAR heads to the “The Magic Mile” Next Sunday for the New Hampshire 301.