Brad Keselowski made an amazing move late Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup MyAFibStory.com at Chicagoland Speedway and score the first win in the 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup. The Penske driver led 62 laps on the day but was fourth on a restart with 18 laps to go. Leaders Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson began dueling for the lead allowing Keselowski to catch the pair and dive between them for the lead.
Keselowski started 25th and had an issue on lap 181 during pit stops when a loose wheel forced him to come back in. He restarted 16th and slowly clawed his way through the field. Not even a final caution with six laps to go could keep Keselowski from the win.
On that final restart, Keselowski and Larson touched coming to the green. When the green fell, Larson and Jeff Gordon dueled for second, as Keselowski began to move away. Gordon and Larson battled side by side and it became Keselowski’s race to lose; he held on to take the checkered flag.
“I don’t really know what happened I just know we got to the lead,” Keselowski said as he celebrated Ford’s first win at Chicagoland in Victory Lane.MORE>>>
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