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“Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowsi passed Matt Kenseth with 115 laps to go in the Food City 500 Sunday at Bristol, and was able to hold off the 2012 Dayton 500 champion, to secure his first victory of the 2012 season. The Food City 500 victory was just the fifth career victory for Keselowski in his very short Sprint Cup career.
“I told somebody before the race,” Keselowski, who had finished 32nd, fifth and 32nd in the first three races of the season, said, “this is the best race car I’ve ever had in Cup. It showed off today. Hopefully we can have more cars like this and we’ll win more races and continue to move the needle forward.
“I’ve said in pre-season this year that the goal here at Penske Racing is to win a Sprint Cup championship. That’s where we’re all pushing. One win certainly doesn’t achieve that, but it’s a great step. I know I’m committed to it.
“I feel very good about that. Always feels good to get them steps in. We’re making some headway. So we’re going to keep pushing. Really proud of this one, for sure. This is our earn-it place. Ain’t no doubt about that. Happy to earn it.”
Several of the top cars were involved in an early wreck. Involved on lap 24 were Kasey Kahne, Regan Smtih, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Marcos Ambrose. Among that group were winners of several Bristol races.
With four races completed, there have been four different winners, from four different race teams. Additionally, there have been four different manufacturers drive into the Winners Circle.
Is this the year that the playing field is completely level?
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