Brad Keselowski drove his No. 22 Discount Tire Challenger R/T to a first place finish during this past weekends Nationwide Kroger 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The last few laps of the could have been right from a Hollywood script as some late race carnage from other competitors put Brad in a favorable position during the final restart. Im not sure what happened at the end of that race. Im going to have to go back and watch it on TV to fully understand what happened. The 16 car blew up. The 31 caught on fire. We ended up restarted in second position on the outside lane and I knew that if I could get around the 6 car that we had a shot at the win. I had a great short-run car that could give Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) a run for his money. If the race was two of three laps longer, Im sure Ricky would have drove around us. Our Discount Tire Dodge Challenger was great on the short run. Its great to get back to victory lane again, said Brad.
Being from the Midwest, this track has a special place in Brads heart. As he puts it, Indy has always meant a lot to me. Coming from Michigan and this being a track that I always drove to, Ive never missed a race here in all the years as a fan, spectator, kid, mechanic and a driver; its a place that I always enjoyed coming to. Im glad to be able to sit in victory lane as a driver for the first time here. Whats so special about this place is that I have a lot of family on the west side of the state, some of them are here today and I saw them up in the grandstands. Its just a privilege to win around people that you grew up with and you know. Its almost like a second home track for me. Its a real pleasure and honor to win here.