Keselowski Was Collected In The Clash “Big One”

Brad Keselowski


No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang – Brad Keselowski

Start: 3rd

Finish: 18th

Status: Accident

Laps Completed: 55/59

Laps Led: 0


  • Brad Keselowski’s chances for a good finish in the season-opening Clash at Daytona International Speedway were ruined when the driver of the Miller Lite Ford Mustang was involved in a 17-car accident on lap 57. He was officially credited with an 18th-place finish when the race was halted by rain two laps later.
  • Keselowski started third and ran near the front of the lead draft during the first 25-lap segment of the race. He was running second behind Paul Menard when the leaders pitted under green. He lined up fourth when the race went green on lap 32.
  • The complexion of the race changed for Keselowski following the restart on lap 47.  He was running third but got shuffled out of line, falling to 13th position. Keselowski was working his way back thru the pack on lap 57 at the time of the accident, which ended his afternoon. 
  • The race was hampered by persistent rain and mist.  The event was stopped on laps 9 and 43 for rain. Following the multiple car accident, a third rain shower soaked the speedway on lap 59, forcing NASCAR officials to halt the race for good.  

Quotes: “There was just a wreck in front of me and I just couldn’t avoid it.”


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