Keselowski Wins Wild Cup Race at Bristol

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  • Brad Keselowski won his second race of the season today.
  • The win is the 32nd of his Cup Series career and 23rd with Ford.
  • The win is Mustang’s fifth of the season in nine starts.
  • Today’s win is Ford’s 691st all-time in NASCAR Cup Series competition.
  • Of Team Penske’s 75 MENCS wins with Ford, 48 have come since rejoining Ford in 2013.

FORD FINISHING RESULTS

1st – Brad Keselowski

2nd – Clint Bowyer

11th – Kevin Harvick

13th – John Hunter Nemechek

14th – Michael McDowell

15th – Ryan Newman

21st – Joey Logano

23rd – Chris Buescher

28th – BJ McLeod 

29th – Aric Almirola

30th – Gray Gaulding

31st – Matt DiBenedetto

32nd – Corey LaJoie

35th – Cole Custer

BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang — VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW — RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.  “I think everybody on this Discount Tire Ford Mustang team is gonna go to Vegas.  Is it open yet?  Because things have been going our way from the luck of the draw on the qualifying to the last few laps there.  We couldn’t get anything to go our way at the start of the race with cars staying out and I kept getting the bottom lane on restarts and nothing was working out and then right at the end we came in and put two tires on the left and drove up to,  I guess fourth or sixth, I don’t know, something like that and put ourselves in position.  I could see Joey and Chase were getting really racy there and I didn’t know what was gonna happen, but I knew if I kept my eye open something good might happen and, sure enough, it did.  An incredible day.  I’m so happy for the team.  This was a never-give-up effort.  That’s what we’re becoming as a team.”

UNEXPECTED FINISH, BUT IT’S IN YOUR FAVOR.  WHAT HAPPENED?  “We kind of got a Christmas present here in Bristol.  We’ll take it.  We’re in position and able to strike when it counted with the Discount Tire Ford Mustang.  Joey and Chase got together there.  I don’t know what all caused it, but we were just in position to strike and here we are in victory lane.”

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO WIN TODAY AT BRISTOL?  “It’s great.  Bristol is a tremendous track.  I wish there were all these fans here to see it, but that’s how it goes.”

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CELEBRATE?  “I’m gonna go home and see my wife and daughter.  I think she’s got some arts and crafts I’m supposed to play with her, and maybe some brownies to eat.  I wish I could celebrate with my team, but you know how everything is right now.  There’s so much going on in the world I’m just so thankful to get to be a race car driver and get to do this.”

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