Keselowski Wins At Talladega To Advance To Eliminator Round
Four races left in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and it's down to eight drivers left after Sunday's race at Talladega. One of the drivers who entered the race in jeopardy of elimination and needed to win was Brad Keselowski and that's exactly what he did.
Keselowski needed two tries at a green, white, checkered finish. And even with the right side of his car damaged in a wreck early in the race, he hung in there to win for the third time at Talladega and for the 16th time in his career.
It puts Keselowski in the 8-driver Elimination round, but at a cost to his three Hendricks Motorsports teammates. Six-time series champion Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kasey Kahne all failed to advance. Kyle Busch was involved in an early wreck and he too was eliminated.
In addition to Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin remain in contention.
Four races left. Martinsville is up next on the schedule next Sunday.