Sunday, March 6, 2016

Brad Keselowski Wins Big in Las Vegas

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Brad Keselowski won the Kobalt 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Keselowski passed hometown favorite Kyle Busch with five laps to go, and he was able to run away to capture the victory.
Photo courtesy Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Keselowski said his car was great on long runs, but he didn’t get one until the very end.

“We had awesome speed at the end of every run,” Keselowski said.  “At the end we got that big, long run…it finally started taking off with about 25 to go and I was able to get second.”

“Once I got to the 18 [of Busch], I saw his car had started to fall off and mine hadn’t.”

Keselowski stayed out during a late caution, and he was able to save enough fuel to make it last until the end following a string of late cautions.

“I didn’t figure there would be any way we’d make it…we were able to save a bunch,” Keselowski said.

Busch, who won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, said a late-race vibration caused his car to tighten up in the closing laps.

“I had a vibration when we put the right [side tires] on, and then it just kept getting worse and worse there at the end,” Busch said.  “It got so tight; that was the tightest we were all day.  I didn’t know if the tire was coming apart or what.”

Unofficial results:

1. Brad Keselowski
2. Joey Logano
3. Jimmie Johnson
4. Kyle Busch
5. Austin Dillon
6. Ryan Blaney
7. Kevin Harvick
8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
9. Kurt Busch
10. Kasey Kahne
11. Martin Truex Jr.
12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
13. Ryan Newman
14. AJ Allmendinger
15. Paul Menard
16. Jamie McMurray
17. Trevor Bayne
18. Carl Edwards
19. Denny Hamlin
20. Greg Biffle
21. Danica Patrick
22. Clint Bowyer
23. Casey Mears
24. Aric Almirola
25. Regan Smith
26. Chris Buescher
27. Brian Scott
28. Landon Cassill
29. Michael McDowell
30. Michael Annett
31. Matt DiBenedetto
32. David Ragan
33. Jeffrey Earnhardt
34. Kyle Larson
35. Josh Wise
36. Brian Vickers
37. Matt Kenseth
38. Chase Elliott
39. Cole Whitt

Photo courtesy Robert Laberge/Getty Images

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