Keselowski coasts to victory in Kansas

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Monday 6th June, 2011 - 8:31am

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Brad Keselowski celebrates his win at Kansas

Brad Keselowski celebrates his win at Kansas

Brad Keselowski has coasted to victory in the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway, winning another NASCAR ‘fuel’ race.

Keselowski got 57 green-flag laps out of his last tank of fuel, stretching his last run long enough to hold out Dale Earnhardt Jr. The result ensured that Earnhardt’s 106 race losing streak continues.

It is Keselowski’s first Sprint Cup race win of the season and the second of his career.

Denny Hamlin, who like Earnhardt was conserving fuel, came home third, followed by Jeff Gordon and series points leader Carl Edwards.

Keselowski’s Penske Racing team-mate Kurt Busch started from pole and dominated the race, leading 152 of the 267 laps. A late stop for fuel meant he finished ninth.

Australian Marcos Ambrose finished in 26th.

Race Results

FIN ST DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 25 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 47/1 267 Running
2 28 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard 42/0 267 Running
3 15 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 42/1 267 Running
4 22 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 40/0 267 Running
5 7 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac “Now Hiring” 40/1 267 Running
6 21 Matt Kenseth Ford Affliction Clothing: Live Fast 38/0 267 Running
7 31 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 37/0 267 Running
8 13 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Glades / Office Depot 37/1 267 Running
9 1 Kurt Busch Dodge AAA 37/2 267 Running
10 14 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / Walgreens 34/0 267 Running
11 10 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 33/0 267 Running
12 3 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 33/1 267 Running
13 19 David Ragan Ford UPS “We Love Logistics” 31/0 267 Running
14 17 Kasey Kahne Toyota Red Bull 30/0 267 Running
15 12 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Haas Automation 29/0 267 Running
16 4 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 28/0 267 Running
17 2 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 28/1 266 Running
18 27 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet American Ethanol 26/0 266 Running
19 9 Paul Menard Chevrolet Zecol / Menards 25/0 266 Running
20 8 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 24/0 266 Running
21 18 Mark Martin Chevrolet Farmers Insurance / GoDaddy.com 23/0 266 Running
22 23 David Reutimann Toyota Tums 22/0 266 Running
23 5 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 21/0 266 Running
24 11 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 20/0 266 Running
25 16 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 19/0 266 Running
26 35 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 18/0 266 Running
27 26 A.J. Allmendinger Ford STP 17/0 266 Running
28 20 Bobby Labonte Toyota Clorox / Kleenex 16/0 266 Running
29 6 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald’s 15/0 266 Running
30 40 Patrick Carpentier Ford U.S. Chrome 0 265 Running
31 39 Andy Lally * Ford TRG Motorsports 13/0 265 Running
32 42 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Accell Construction 12/0 264 Running
33 38 David Gilliland Ford Taco Bell 11/0 263 Running
34 30 Travis Kvapil Ford Long John Silver’s 0 243 Running
35 24 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Thank A Teacher Today 0 190 Running
36 41 Johnny Sauter Dodge Speed Energy 0 101 Brakes
37 33 Casey Mears Toyota GEICO 8/1 100 Ignition
38 32 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Red Line Oil 6/0 38 Brakes
39 29 David Stremme Chevrolet Inception Motorsports 5/0 37 Brakes
40 43 Mike Skinner Toyota Big Red 0 34 Ignition
41 37 Michael McDowell Toyota Victory Junction 3/0 33 Electrical
42 36 Scott Riggs Chevrolet WhitneysCollision.com 0 20 Rear Gear
43 34 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports 0 19 Rear Gear

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Standings (After race 13 of 36)

RANK DRIVER POINTS
1 Carl Edwards 485
2 Jimmie Johnson 445
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 444
4 Kevin Harvick 442
5 Kyle Busch 425
6 Kurt Busch 414
7 Matt Kenseth 412
8 Tony Stewart 393
9 Clint Bowyer 391
10 Ryan Newman 382
11 Denny Hamlin 381
12 Greg Biffle 377
13 Jeff Gordon 364
14 Mark Martin 357
15 Juan Montoya 357
16 A.J. Allmendinger 352
17 David Ragan 344
18 Kasey Kahne 339
19 Marcos Ambrose 338
20 Paul Menard 331
21 Brad Keselowski 324
22 Martin Truex Jr. 324
23 David Reutimann 301
24 Jeff Burton 301
25 Joey Logano 300
26 Brian Vickers 292
27 Jamie McMurray 290
28 Bobby Labonte 287
29 Regan Smith 282
30 David Gilliland 224
31 Dave Blaney 203
32 Casey Mears 198
33 Robby Gordon 150
34 Andy Lally* 140
35 Tony Raines 109
36 Bill Elliott 100
37 Ken Schrader 73
38 J.J. Yeley 44
39 Terry Labonte 40
40 Michael McDowell 40
41 David Stremme 24
42 Michael Waltrip 20
43 Brian Keselowski* 3
44 Steve Park 2
45 Trevor Bayne 0
46 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 0
47 Steve Wallace 0
48 Mike Skinner 0
49 Landon Cassill 0
50 Travis Kvapil 0
51 Mike Bliss 0
52 Hermie Sadler 0
53 Patrick Carpentier 0
54 David Starr 0
55 Johnny Sauter 0
56 Scott Wimmer 0
57 T.J. Bell 0
58 Robert Richardson Jr. 0
59 Dennis Setzer 0
60 Joe Nemechek 0
61 Todd Bodine 0
62 Scott Riggs 0
63 Kevin Conway 0
64 Derrike Cope 0

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