Keselowski wins for second time at Kentucky Speedway

GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer Published:

SPARTA, Ky. -- Brad Keselowski dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night to become Kentucky Speedway's first repeat winner.

The Penske Racing driver and 2012 race winner followed his record-breaking pole effort to lead 199-of-267 laps and earn his second victory this season and 12th of his career.

Keselowski won from the pole for the first time, pulling away after chasing down and passing leader Kyle Busch on Lap 248.

Busch was second, followed by Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who rallied from a 29th-place start.

A night after dominating the Nationwide Series race before finishing second to Kevin Harvick, partly because of a pit-road speeding penalty, Keselowski saved his heavy foot for the bumpy, rough track.

QUAKER STATE 400 RESULTS

1. (1) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 267 laps, 150 rating, 48 points.

2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 267, 121.5, 43.

3. (7) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 267, 116.7, 41.

4. (14) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 267, 100.8, 40.

5. (29) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 267, 104.6, 39.

6. (3) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 267, 106.2, 38.

7. (5) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 267, 109.2, 37.

8. (20) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 267, 101.1, 36.

9. (2) Joey Logano, Ford, 267, 117.2, 36.

10. (25) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267, 88.6, 34.

11. (13) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 267, 78.6, 33.

12. (9) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 267, 85.8, 32.

13. (27) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 267, 73.8, 31.

14. (24) Greg Biffle, Ford, 267, 72.8, 30.

15. (12) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 267, 89.6, 29.

16. (16) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 267, 84.7, 28.

17. (23) Carl Edwards, Ford, 267, 65, 27.

18. (32) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 267, 66.7, 26.

19. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 267, 63.6, 25.

20. (26) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 267, 57.4, 24.

21. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 267, 71.8, 23.

22. (15) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 266, 72.2, 22.

23. (11) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 266, 74.9, 21.

24. (28) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 266, 51.4, 20.

25. (21) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 266, 56.3, 19.

26. (17) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 266, 55.7, 18.

27. (31) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 265, 46.7, 17.

28. (30) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 264, 48.2, 16.

29. (34) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 263, 43.5, 15.

30. (41) David Gilliland, Ford, 263, 41.7, 14.

31. (36) David Ragan, Ford, 262, 38.7, 13.

32. (37) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 262, 35.9, 0.

33. (39) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 261, 33.7, 11.

34. (35) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 259, 36.9, 10.

35. (38) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 257, 32.7, 9.

36. (33) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 255, 27.5, 8.

37. (8) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 250, 69.5, 7.

38. (40) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 239, 27.9, 0.

39. (22) Aric Almirola, Ford, accident, 175, 67.8, 5.

40. (6) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, accident, 75, 66.1, 4.

41. (42) Mike Bliss, Toyota, transmission, 30, 27.4, 0.

42. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, accident, 27, 46.6, 2.

Want to leave your comments?

Sign in or Register to comment.