KESELOWSKI KEEPS TITLE HOPES ALIVE AT TALLADEGA
TALLADEGA, Ala. (October 19, 2014) -- Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.
He kept his head up and arrived at Talladega Superspeedway determined to shake off a bad week that earned him a $50,000 fine from NASCAR and moved him to the edge of elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Only a win would keep his title hopes alive.
Only the toughest of drivers could tune out everything that had happened and ignore the weeklong chorus of criticism from his peers.
Keselowski pulled it off Sunday with an improbable victory that moved him into the third round of the Chase. He used a push from Team Penske teammate Joey Logano on a restart in overtime, and then got last-lap coverage from, who else? Kenseth.
''I know there's probably some people out there that aren't really happy I won. I can understand that. But I'm a man like anyone else and not real proud of last week. But I'm real proud of today,'' said Keselowski, who found comedic relief in his assist from Kenseth. Read Full Article