Brad Keselowski dominated the New Hampshire Motor Speedway way this weekend, becoming the first driver to sweep the weekend in New England. Keselowski, driving the #2 Redd’s Ford, led 138 of the 305 laps for the 22nd Annual Camping World RV Sales 301.
This is Keselowski’s 13th victory in 180 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and he becomes the second driver, the first being Jimmie Johnson, with 3 victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the 2014 season, Keselowski won at Las Vegas for the Kobalt 400 on March 9th and at Kentucky for the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts on June 28th. And this will be the fourth straight win for Ford the first since the 2001 season.
Keselowski had an outstanding weekend where he captured the pole, then led 152 of the 200 laps to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Sta-Green 200. Keselowski posted the fastest times in both of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions for Sunday’s NASCAR Camping World RV Sales 301. Keselowski led 290 of the 505 laps for both races of the weekend.
“This Redd’s Apple Ale Ford Fusion was hauling today. It’s a privilege to have a car like this and a team that’s just clicking. I guess you could say we were red hot,” Keselowski said from victory lane. “It was just a great race, hard fought, Kyle (Busch) made me earn it out there in the end…just a lot of fun driving though all this traffic and having fun…and keep having cars like this, man the sky’s the limit.
With 52 laps remaining Keselowski pitted from the lead during caution, taking on 2 tires, but Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle, and Kevin Harvick, stayed out while Matt Kenseth gambled with fuel only opting for track position. Keselowski re-started in 9th with two tires but sliced his way through traffic, it took 16 laps to regain first from Gordon and went on to lead the remaining 35 laps including the green-white-checkered finish for the final caution for Justin Allgaier’s crash in the #51
Busch finished second, followed by Kyle Larson in third, Matt Kenseth in fourth, and Ryan Newman in fifth. Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 6th to 10th respectively.
Next weekend is an off weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.