June 19, 2011 on TNT
Dale Jr break his streak at MIS?
Mich. -- With two laps to go, Brad Keselowski
didn’t even know he was in the lead.
Rochester Hills native held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to
win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway,
picking up his first win of the year.
led the final nine laps of the 267-lap STP 400, conserving
just enough fuel to hold off Earnhardt and snap a 75-race
winless streak. He said he didn't realize he was leading
the race until he looked at the track's leaderboard and
saw his car number at the top.
been a little while. But we’ve been so close lately
– we really have,” Keselowski said. “It’s
because of the hard work; it’s because of the bad
finishes and the struggle it’s been to get here
that I really appreciate this win and I really appreciate
what this means.”
second-place finish was his second in a row. He has been
very consistent the past several weeks, climbing to third
in the points standings. His last win was at Michigan
International Speedway in June 2008, 106 races ago.
consistent consistency is what is giving Earnhardt confidence
for that win, which could come at MIS in one week during
the Father’s Day Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400
on June 19.
shouldn’t have run second today,” Earnhardt
said. “We’ve got a fast car, so we can be
Hamlin was third at Kansas, followed by Jeff Gordon and
Kurt Busch led for 152 laps Sunday and finished ninth.
He had to stop for gas as the leader with just 10 laps
remaining, surrendering the lead to his Keselowski, his
Penske Racing teammate.
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