- Brad Keselowski won Stage 1, a chaotic 125-lap segment that featured five cautions and two red flag delays. He was racing teammate Ryan Blaney for the lead on lap 117 when a five-car accident among a group of lapped cars happened just in front of the two leaders. Keselowski cleanly made it through the incident and held on during a one-lap green flag dash to end the segment.
- In Stage 2, Keselowski used a crafty pit call by crew chief Paul Wolfe to win the segment. Keselowski was 14th under caution on lap 213 when Wolfe made the decision to pit for left-side tires, moving Keselowski up to third when the race went green on lap 217. He briefly fell to seventh on the restart but rallied back, taking the lead on lap 244 and holding off Kyle Busch for the stage win.
- Keselowski’s strong run was spoiled by a cut tire. He was running fifth with 80 laps to go in the 500-lap event when he began falling back through the pack. As the laps ticked off toward the conclusion of the event, Keselowski gamely tried to hold on, but on lap 471 his left front tire went down and he brushed the wall in Turn 2, bringing out the final caution of the race on lap 471.
- He was able to nurse his car back to pit road where Wolfe and the Discount Tire team hastily made repairs. Keselowski was credited with a 23rd place finish. Keselowski is fifth in the MENCS driver standings, 94 points behind the leader.
“The tire came apart on that restart and we were trying to bring it on home, but it just didn’t come together.”