Keselowski’s Late Pass Is A Winner In Fontana
Brad Keselowski celebrates victory in California. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Brad Keselowski passed Kurt Busch for the lead after a second green/white/checkered restart and drove away to victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Keselowski led just the one lap in the race, which was scheduled for 400 laps but ended up going 209.
It was the Team Penske driver’s first victory of the year and 17th of his career.
It was Keselowski’s first Cup win at Auto Club Speedway.
Kevin Harvick, gunning for a Western swing sweep after winning in Phoenix and Las Vegas, finished second while Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Busch clipped the wall after the final restart and was third.
Paul Menard and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five.
Keselowski, benefitting four-tire call on the last lap of regulation and two opportune cautions, finished .711 seconds ahead of Harvick, the 2014 Cup champion.
“At the end, we caught some breaks, made the most of the breaks we caught,” Keselowski said. “That was kind of the story of our race. It looked like we were probably going to finish sixth or seventh. That yellow came out Read the full story »