When you’re hot you’re hot and no one in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series is hotter right now than Brad Keselowski. Less than a week removed from his dramatic win last Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway the 2012 NASCAR champion, and current Chase leader, put down a blistering lap of 140.598 mph to shatter the track record Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and secure the pole for Sunday’s Sylvania 300. Keselowski led both of the knockout qualifying sessions to win his second pole in the last three races, his fifth of the season and his third in 11 starts at New Hampshire.
“I think Paul (crew chief Paul Wolfe) and the team brought a great car here, much like what we had in the spring race,” Keselowski said. “I say spring race, I guess it was in June or July, so the earlier race, and I think the core temperatures and all those things I think that’s why you’ve seen an increase in speeds and certainly the guys have worked on horsepower and all those other things, but the cars are really good.”
In that July race, Keselowski started seventh, but raced his way to the front, led 138 laps and scored the win. That win gave Keselowski the confidence he needs to repeat that feat on Sunday.
“We had this race circled before the Chase started,” he said. MORE>>>