Brad Keselowski survives carnage to win wild race at Talladega

Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama.
Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama.
Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama.

The world’s fastest speedway became the world’s fastest junkyard Sunday.  Brad Keselowski was the calm amidst the storm however leading a race high 46 laps to win the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Keselowski took the lead for the final time from his Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano with 16 laps to go and led on a restart with three laps to go after the races ninth caution. He held off Austin Dillon as the field exited turn 4. Behind the leaders, another crash erupted, and Keselowski won his second race of the season, and the 19th race of his career as the caution flew with less than 1000 feet to go to the finish line.

“One of the best tickets to stay out of the wrecks at Talladega is if you can stay up front, and you’ve got a great shot of not getting wrecked,” Keselowski said. “To be back in Victory Lane with two wins this year, and we feel like we can get a lot more.  We’re growing as s team.  We made a lot of changes at Team Penske and this feels really good, really good.”

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