- Brad Keselowski rebounded from a mid-pack starting position to run lead laps and post a fifth-place finish in Sunday’s Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway. Keselowski grabbed his fourth top-five of the season. The driver of the Wurth Ford Fusion is fifth in the MENCS driver standings, 150 points behind the leader.
- Keselowski started 17th in the 160-lap, 400-mile race and wasted little time working his way through traffic. He moved into the top-10 by lap 20 and continue to climb up the leaderboard and those ahead of him elected to pit. Keselowski stayed on the track, cycling into the lead on lap 29. He held the top spot until he made his scheduled four-tire pit stop under green on lap 35. Over the final 15 laps of Stage 1, Keselowski used his fresher tires to claw his way through traffic, finishing the opening 50-lap segment in 10th-position. Crew chief Paul Wolfe made the call for a two-tire stop during the stage caution and Keselowski was rewarded with the lead when the race went green on lap 57.
- Keselowski was running third when he made a scheduled green flag stop on lap 66 but cycled back inside the top-five by lap 80 as the other leaders made their stops. He would finish the second 50-lap segment of the race in seventh position after a spirited battled with Clint Bowyer and Kyle Larson. Keselowski pitted for four tires and adjustments during the stage caution on lap 103 and restarted 13th when the final stage began on lap 106.
- The final segment of the race saw Keselowski make steady progress to the front of the field. He returned to the top-10 by lap 117. He twice pitted for four tires and adjustments (on laps 126 and 140) which greatly improved the handling of his Ford Fusion plus survived three intense restarts over the final 20 laps. The sixth and final caution set up an eight-lap dash to the finish. Keselowski restarted eighth on lap 153 went to work passing cars. He passed teammate Ryan Blaney for fifth-place with two laps to go but couldn’t get closer to the front.
“We made a lot of progress during the weekend. Everyone on the Wurth team did a great job. I was really proud of our team’s execution during the race. We came away with a top-five and I’m looking forward to Michigan.”