There is a saying in racing when a car dominates a race that it ‘stunk up the show.’ Saturday night under the lights at the Kentucky Speedway Brad Keselowski ‘stunk up the show.’
"Our car was awesome," said Keselowski, who led 199 of the 267 laps Saturday night. "The team did a great job and I’m just really thankful to have a car this good. I don’t know how else to put it. The Miller Lite Ford Fusion was hauling and I just can’t wait to get deeper in the season and the post-season. I think this is where we need to be to have a shot at another championship, so I’m just real proud of everyone right now."
Only two other drivers were able to get out front during the race, Keselowksi’s teammate Joey Logano, who led 37 laps but finished ninth and Kyle Busch, who led 31 laps and finished second.
“Obviously with clean air you have to take advantage of it as much as you can, and so I tried to hustle as much as I could there early to get a big lead and once we got to traffic I knew I would back up a little bit,” said Busch “It was a long shot from where we’ve been this weekend let alone this year and the most competitive we’ve been. We’ll see how we can keep that speed going on in the weeks to come.”
Ryan Newman has his best finish of the season, ending the night in third. Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt, Jr rounded out the top five.
Kansas native Clint Bowyer ran toward the front in the early part of the race. But pitted on lap 216 and though he restarted 15th, the adjustments made him extremely lose and he finished the night 23rd. With nine races to go til the Chase for the Championship begins, Bowyer hangs onto the final spot in the Chase standings, despite being without a win this year.