Keselowski succeeds at Talladega; Logano’s vehicle flips
nascar picks Brad Keselowski took the very perfect last action this time, winning again at Talladega Superspeedway and exhibiting an excruciating example very much scholarly.
Keselowski’s additional time triumph made him the 10th driver to win through 10 NASCAR Cup races this season and vindicated a humiliating Team Penske faux pas in the season-opening Daytona 500. He and colleague Joey Logano set off a last-lap crash, as Keselowski attempted to pass Logano for the triumph.
“Daytona, that is a major one. Goodness, man, it stings still,” Keselowski said. “However, this is a decent one. We’ll take it. You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit. I positively advanced a few examples from that race, and I attempted to apply them, and everything met up there toward the end.
“Michael McDowell gave me a decent push, as he did at Daytona, and I was somewhat more brilliant with how I took care of it.” Keselowski drove only one lap, the final remaining one, in a race that highlighted 35 lead changes among 27 drivers. “The entire race I several valuable chances to start to lead the pack, however I recently continued to think, ‘Man, keep your vehicle in one piece,'” Keselowski said.
Logano was associated with an airborne wreck and approached NASCAR to change the “hazardous” dashing circumstances at Daytona and Talladega. “On one hand, I am frantic about being in the accident, and on the other, I am glad to be alive,” Logano said. “On another hand, I am pondering when we will stop, since this is perilous doing what we are doing. I got a roll bar in my mind. That isn’t OK.
“I’m one hit away from a similar circumstance Ryan Newman just went through. I simply don’t feel like that is adequate.” Joey Logano said he was “glad to be alive” after his vehicle went airborne before in the race. Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports Newman got away from serious injury hustling for the success on the last lap of the 2020 Daytona 500.
Sunday’s triumph, Keselowski’s 6th at Talladega, came after group proprietor Roger Penske pulled the three Team Penske drivers and member Matt DiBenedetto onto a call this week to examine his assumptions on how they ought to race. Penske wouldn’t acknowledge another Daytona calamity, when Logano or Keselowski ought to have come out on top in the race — however rather than cooperating, the two set off a searing accident that likewise gathered a third Penske vehicle.
Every one of the three Penske drivers have now asserted spots in the 16-driver season finisher field. William Byron was second at Talladega, Daytona 500 victor McDowell was third and Kevin Harvick was a season-high fourth.
“I felt like I was in a decent spot again working with Brad and medication ease off of him falling off of Turn 4,” McDowell said. “I figured I would have the run yet didn’t suck him adequately down.” DiBenedetto, who drove 28 laps, completed fifth yet offered the success with a late path change that permitted Keselowski to flood to the front.
Passage drivers took four of the main five spots.
Kaz Grala completed a profession best 6th and was trailed by Tyler Reddick and Austin Dillon in a threesome of Chevrolets.
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Passage drivers took spots nine through 13, and the most noteworthy completing Toyota driver was Christopher Bell in seventeenth. Keselowski tied Dale Earnhardt Jr. furthermore, Jeff Gordon with six wins each at Talladega. “I couldn’t ever have envisioned I’d tie Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. here,” he said. “That is something. Those folks are truly legends.”
Rick Ware Racing had initially wanted to enter Jennifer Jo Cobb for her most memorable vocation Cup start, yet NASCAR last week administered the veteran driver was not qualified. Had she been cleared to contend, Cobb would have been the primary lady to race at NASCAR’s high level since Danica Patrick in 2018.
NASCAR president Steve Phelps said before the race that the opposition division chose Cobb “didn’t have the experience fundamental to run in the Cup race.”Cobb has 217 profession begins in the Truck Series and 31 in the Xfinity Series. She has one profession top-10 completion.