|DOVER, Del. (September 30, 2012) – Brad Keselowski, driver of the Penske Racing No. 2 Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, scored his series-leading fifth win of the 2012 season in the AAA 400 – the third race in the 2012 Chase for the Championship – at Dover International Speedway on Sunday afternoon. The victory is his second in three races to start NASCAR’s playoff format. Keselowski now has won nine career NSCS races at seven different venues.
With the result, Keselowski now leads the series standings by five points over Jimmie Johnson. He has produced an average finish of 2.67 over the first three races of the Chase for the Championship.
“I was really proud of the effort by everyone on the Miller Lite Dodge,” said Keselowski. “We were certainly a lot stronger than what we've been here in years past. I feel we were really strong here this time around. As the race went on, we slowly worked our way up from the 10th starting position. We were up to fourth. My pit crew had a great stop there on the last stop of the race and that put us in position to really capitalize on good strategy and execution. Together we were able to manage our fuel very well, which is important as anything else in racing these days. As you saw, it came together at the end for a victory.”
Keselowski and the No. 2 team will next race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, October 7 in the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 – the fourth race in the 2012 Chase for the Championship. Coverage of the event will be seen live beginning at 1:00 pm EST on ESPN The race will also be heard on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 90.
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