Brad Keselowski secures the NASCAR Aaron’s 499 Sunday
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Brad Keselowski races up to win the NASCAR Aaron’s 499 Sunday for the second time at Talladega Superspeedway. He overtook the Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth who looked to be all set for another victory.
Keselowski got his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Victory at Talladega Superspeedway in 2009. Then he dramatically tangled Carl Edwards’ car that flew into the catch fence. This time the race became significant as he overtook the dominant car in the race; Matt Kenseth and then cunningly prevented the trailing car from overtaking him.
Kenseth got too far ahead of Biffle and lost the benefit of their two-car draft. He was a trivial obstacle for Keselowski’s Dodge, which was getting drafting help from behind by Kyle Busch. As Keselowski led Busch into the third turn, he cut down the track’s steep banking and managed to break the aerodynamic bond between the leading and trailing cars. The whole kinetics prevented Busch from taking a last pass just before the finish line.
”If you’re leading, being pushed, plan on finishing 2nd. That’s all there is to it.” Busch, said after that 2nd-place finish, He was astounded that Keselowski could prevent him from performing what Logano had done the day before. He had lost Saturday’s Nationwide Series preliminary race to Joey Logano in the final hundred yards.
“The guy running 2nd should have the advantage, but I had this move all worked up in my mind,” said Keselowski. It was the second achievement of the season for the 27-year-old from Rochester Hills, Michigan, who has maintained stride in his Penske Racing Dodge. Kenseth finished for 3rd, with Kasey Kahne at 4th in a Chevrolet, whereas Biffle was 5th to finish.