Late-Race Wreck Ends Solid Day at Dega

Late-Race Wreck Ends Solid Day at Dega

By | 2018-04-30T12:15:16+00:00 April 30th, 2018|The Latest|0 Comments
  • Brad Keselowski started in the 10th position and wasted little time getting to the front. Keselowski took the lead on lap 44 and held off teammate Joey Logano to win Stage 1. He made a stop for right-side tires and fuel on lap 58 and excellent pit work by his Team Penske crew kept Keselowski in the lead when the race restarted on lap 61.
  • Keselowski was leading Stage 2 on lap 67 when he made a scheduled pit stop for fuel only but penalized for excessive speed entering pit road and served a pass through penalty one lap later. He was able to make up the lost distance thanks to a timely caution on lap 72 and took the wave around back onto the lead lap. Keselowski briefly ran inside the top-10 but handling woes dropped him to 16th position when the segment concluded on lap 110. He pitted on lap 113 for four tires and fuel and he restarted 11th when final stage began on lap 116.
  • In Stage 3, Keselowski and the Snap-on team had worked their way into contention for a top-five finish. He ran near the front of the lead draft until he got squeezed out of line on lap 164 and he fell midway through the lead pack. Three laps later he was involved in the 14-car accident in Turn 3 that would end his afternoon.
  • He was credited with a 33rd-place finish in the final rundown. Keselowski is sixth in the MENCS driver standings, 130 points behind the leader.

“There was just a wreck in front of me and I couldn’t make any sense really of what happened and we just got into it.”

GEICO 500

APRIL 29, 2018 . TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
CAR: NO. 2 SNAP-ON FORD FUSION

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