Keselowski is fast in race trim, too

Brad Keselowski on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 16, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Brad Keselowski on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 16, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Brad Keselowski on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 16, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A day after his pole-winning run at Kansas Speedway, Brad Keselowski was back on track — and back at the top of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series speed chart, this time with his No. 2 Team Penske Ford in race setup.

But Keselowski was quick to point out that neither Friday’s time trials nor Saturday’s first practice would be an accurate indicator of what would happen in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

“The track is changing,” said Keselowski, whose fastest lap in Saturday’s first session was 189.960 mph. “Today it’s a lot cooler than it’s supposed to be (on Sunday). We know the grooves and all of that is going to change, so we have some speed.

“But we have to keep working on it, because you’re going to see comers and goers — and we don’t want to be a goer. We want to be one of those guys that comes to the front and stays in the front, so we’ve got to keep working.”

The work paid off in Saturday’s second practice session. Keselowski was second fastest to Jimmie Johnson in Happy Hour.

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