KESELOWSKI WINS AT FONTANA WITH DRAMATIC LAST-LAP PASS OF KURT BUSCH
Fontana, Calif. (March 22, 2015) — Brad Keselowski came from out of nowhere to pass Kurt Busch on the second green-white-checkered finish to score a dramatic victory in Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
Keselowski led only one of the 209 laps in his Team Penske Ford, but it was the one he needed to lead, as he held off the dominant Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolets of teammates Kevin Harvick and Busch to win. Paul Menard and Ryan Newman completed the top five in their Richard Childress Racing Chevrolets.
The SHR cars were the class of the field all weekend, but tire strategy proved to be the difference as Keselowski won his 17th career Cup race. With the victory, both he and teammate Joey Logano are virtual locks to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Keselowski began the second two-lap restart in sixth place, but had taken four fresh tires on his final pit stop, to just two for Busch and Harvick. That proved to be the difference in passing the faster SHR cars. Read Full Article