Brad Keselowski Wins at Bristol For His Third Victory This Season [VIDEO]
It’s been quite a month of August for Brad Keselowski. Since breaking his ankle during testing at Atlanta he’s won at Pocono, came in second at Watkins Glen, placed third at Michigan and Saturday night won his third race of the season taking the checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway. It also gives him a lock on at least a wild card spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. He stands 11th in the standings moving up from 21st four weeks ago.
Martin Truex, Jr. came in second and after leading 206 laps Jeff Gordon was third.
Five-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was fourth with Jamie McMurray fifth.
It was a tough night for 3 other drivers in the Top 10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. came in 16th. Clint Bowyer finished way back in 26th and Tony Stewart qualified last and struggled all night. He finished four laps down in 28th. And depending on how the wild cards fall all three are in danger of missing the Chase.
Kyle Busch won the Nationwide race Friday and was looking for his third straight Sprint Cup win at Bristol, but he blew a tire that sent him into the wall with under a hundred laps to go. He finished 14th and now finds himself in a tie with Jimmie Johnson for the lead in the Sprint Cup standings.
Two more races before the Chase begins. Next up is Atlanta.