“It was something pretty major, because I lost brakes and the car wouldn’t turn. It just broke. But that’s part of racing. Maybe we won one this way last week, and maybe we lost it this way this week. It all works out in the end. But either way, I’m really proud of everybody on the Miller 2 Crew to have a really fast Ford Fusion, to be able to run up front, lead laps and be in position to win.”
+ BRAD EARNED HIS FIRST COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD OF THE SEASON AND WENT ON TO LEAD 89 LAPS, PILOTING ONE OF THE FIELD’S TWO STRONGEST CARS, ALONGSIDE MARTIN TRUEX JR.
+ THE NO. 2 MILLER LITE FORD WAS BEST ON THE FINAL RUN, AND BRAD WRESTLED THE LEAD FROM TRUEX. BUT LESS THAN TWO LAPS FROM VICTORY, THE DEUCE’S RIGHT-FRONT HUB ASSEMBLY BROKE.
+ STILL, A FIFTH-PLACE FINISH,—PLUS 16 STAGE POINTS AND POOR FINISHES BY KURT BUSCH AND KEVIN HARVICK—WAS ENOUGH TO VAULT BRAD TO NO. 1 IN THE POINT STANDINGS.