After a year of bitter disappointments, Brad Keselowski overcame a great deal of adversity to score his first win of the season in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The final difference came with a final round of pit stops with 27 laps to go. Kasey Kahne who led most of the first half of the race took only two tires, while Keselowski took four. Jimmie Johnson who led most of the second half of the race, slipped on the final restart leaving the battle between Keselowski and Kahne. In the end the four tires made the difference as Keselowski was able to get by Kahne in the closing laps. After missing this year’s Chase and unable to defend his championship the win was extra special for the Penske Racing driver who led only 11 laps on the night.
Jeff Gordon took the lead from pole with Kevin Harvick falling into second. Gordon stretched his lead out as the pack fell in single file behind. By lap 6 Gordon’s lead was a second over Harvick; behind them Greg Biffle and Johnson contested third with Kahne close behind. MORE>>>