Brad Keselowski’s bid for his fourth win of the season came up just a bit short, resulting in a P3 finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday night. The third-place finish was BK’s best finish in his last 10 races and his eighth top-five finish of 2019.
BK pushed from a P13 start into the Top 10 and kept moving, eventually running at the front for a total of 91 laps. But some contact in traffic left the Miller Lite Ford Mustang without the speed to get back to the front at the end of the race.
“It was a decent finish for our Miller Lite Ford. We led a lot of laps and that’s something to be proud of plus the pit crew did a great job all night. The nose of my car without a hole in it would have really good. We seemed to fall off a little bit on the long run and then got in the back of some lap traffic and put a hole in the nose, and that knocked a little bit of speed out of it. That was all she wrote for us. The top and the bottom came in and it was two-groove racing like we’ve seen here the last three or four years. We had a shot at winning.”
The whole team played a part in this result, with the pit crew doing some tremendous work in Bristol, and while the 2 car didn’t get the win this week, it was certainly a positive result that BK and his team will look to build on in the coming weeks.