Keselowski found his way inside the top five midway through the race after starting 24th. He led for a brief period, and ran inside the top-10 for the final 100 laps he was on the track.

After finishing the opening stage in 24th, Keselowski took the King’s Hawaiian Ford into the top-10 by just after lap 100, eventually connecting with teammate Chris Buescher. Together they held position in the top-10, and eventually the top five, as the No. 6 earned stage points with a P7 finish in stage two.

He began the third stage in the second position and was in prime position for a solid finish until a mishap at lap 219, which saw the No. 6 spin out of turn 4. Ultimately that spin caused damaged too severe for him to continue as he was credited with a 33rd-place finish.

“I don’t know,” Keselowski said after the crash. “My car just took off in the middle of the corner.  Once I got up to the wall I couldn’t get it off the wall. It’s a shame. We were in good position. We ran up front most of the day and made good adjustments on the car. I’m just really proud of my crew chief and the team and weren’t able to make it count with a solid finish I feel like we deserved today. It’s a bummer, but we’re running up front and that’s a good thing. We just weren’t able to finish it off.”