Keselowski Wins Again at Kentucky
He did it again.
Sharknado 3 star Brad Keselowski beat Erik Jones in an exciting final lap to take home his first XFINITY Series win in 2015 at the Kentucky 300 this past weekend. While it might have been Keselowski’s first win for the season, it was far from his first success at Kentucky Speedway; he has now won three out of his last five XFINITY races in Sparta.
Another significant milestone was achieved in the process: the win for the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang marked the 50th XFINITY Series win for Team Penske.
“To hit that 50-win number for Roger is special,” Keselowski said after the race. “I don’t know how many of those are mine, but I hope most of them are. I’d like to tell something to Roger the next time I see him, maybe get a raise, but it’s been fun and we’ll keep racing them.”
Keselowski trailed Jones for 22 laps, but he took the lead with eight laps left and managed to fend him off the rest of the way. Kyle Busch, Daniel Suarez, and Elliot Sadler rounded out the top five.
“It feels really good to get back in the car and I feel like I’m a good driver, but when you get in this car and win that confidence, that momentum, you just feel it in your soul, you feel it in your body and that energy that you have it just really feels special and I’m very pumped about this win today and feeling very much like we can carry it into tomorrow,” Keselowski added. “I honestly think my Cup car is just as good, so we’re ready.”