Bad Brad Manuevers For A Second Chase Victory

Brad Keselowski

(WOMR file photo)

“Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski took the lead when the two drivers in front of him, Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin, had to pit for fuel with 10 laps to go, and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.  With the win at Dover, his fifth for the season, and the second in the Chase, Brad K. re-emerged in the Chase lead.

Kyle had led 267 of the first 310 laps but surrendered the lead to Johnson during yellow flag pit stops with 90 laps to go.

KyBu stayed close to the rear bumper of the leader, and with 46 laps to go, Busch made the pass and regained the lead. Just before giving up the lead, Johnson had been told to back off the gas in order to start saving fuel.

Shortly after that, Busch’s pit box came on the radio and told him he was going to be well short of fuel if the race stayed green. Third at that point was pole-sitter Denny Hamlin. He too was told he could not make it to the finish without pitting for fuel.

Busch pitted from the lead with 10 to go, Hamlin with nine to go. That turned the lead over to Keselowski, who cruised to the win.

With the two Chase wins in the first three races, Keselowski is traveling down the path that 2011 Sprint Cup Champ, Tony Stewart, navigated successfully on his way to take his third championship.  Could we be seeing a repeat of pure domination?

Check out the unofficial results of the AAA 400 at Dover.

After three races check out the Chase standings.

Twelve drivers, seven races, one championship, who will be the last man standing?


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