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Monday 19th March, 2012 - 8:42am

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Brad Keselowski wins again at Bristol

Brad Keselowski has scored his second-straight victory at the ‘World’s Fastest Halfmile’ winning the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

After winning the IRWIN Tools Night Race in August, Keseloswki mastered the 0.533-mile short track and scored his fifth Sprint Cup career victory.

The win was the 10th for Penske at the NASCAR coliseum – all have come from the #2 car; Rusty Wallace and Kurt Busch being the other drivers.

The driver of the Miller Lite Dodge battled throughout the race with Matt Kenseth, getting the better of the Daytona 500 winner with Martin Truex Jr. third. Followed by Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers, as Michael Waltrip Racing drivers claimed positions three through five. Vickers scored the top-five in his first Cup action since his contract with Red Bull Racing ended last year.

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose had his hopes end just 24 laps into the 500-lap journey, when a collision in front of the Tasmanian involving Regan Smith and Kasey Kahne triggered a multicar wreck that also involved Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch.

Ambrose was classified 36th and the big hit now has him placed 24th in the championship standings.

2012 Unofficial Race Results : Food City 500 | Race 4 of 36

FIN

ST

CAR

DRIVER

MAKE

SPONSOR

PTS/BNS

LAPS

STATUS

1 5 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 48/2 500 Running
2 21 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Best Buy 43/1 500 Running
3 15 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 41/0 500 Running
4 16 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 40/0 500 Running
5 25 55 Brian Vickers Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 40/1 500 Running
6 33 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet BB&T 38/0 500 Running
7 17 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald’s 37/0 500 Running
8 30 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 36/0 500 Running
9 22 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 35/0 500 Running
10 11 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Moen / Menards 34/0 500 Running
11 14 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 33/0 500 Running
12 3 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Quicken Loans 32/0 500 Running
13 1 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / 811 32/1 500 Running
14 23 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 30/0 500 Running
15 18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew 30/1 500 Running
16 9 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 28/0 498 Running
17 2 22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 28/1 498 Running
18 27 51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet HendrickCars.com 26/0 498 Running
19 7 43 Aric Almirola Ford Charter Comm. 25/0 498 Running
20 20 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 24/0 498 Running
21 19 10 David Reutimann Chevrolet Tradebank 23/0 497 Running
22 32 33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point Hotel & Casino 22/0 496 Running
23 31 34 David Ragan Ford Front Row Motorsports 21/0 496 Running
24 6 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / CSX “Play it Safe” 20/0 496 Running
25 24 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 19/0 496 Running
26 26 38 David Gilliland Ford Taco Bell 18/0 496 Running
27 34 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 17/0 496 Running
28 36 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Clorox / Scott Products 16/0 495 Running
29 29 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 15/0 495 Running
30 40 249 J.J. Yeley Toyota JPO Absorbents 14/0 493 Running
31 39 98 Michael McDowell Ford K-Love “Let it start with me” 13/0 492 Running
32 13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Wrigley 12/0 423 Running
33 42 32 Ken Schrader Ford TMone “We Drive Sales” 11/0 420 Running
34 35 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet SealWrap / Widow Wax 10/0 417 Running
35 4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 10/1 395 Running
36 12 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Mac Tools 8/0 389 Running
37 10 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 7/0 366 Running
38 28 30 David Stremme Toyota Food Country USA / Inception Motorsports 6/0 334 In Pit
39 8 99 Carl Edwards Ford Cheez-It 5/0 245 Running
40 41 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves 0 57 In Pit
41 43 23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet North Texas Pipe 3/0 26 In Pit
42 38 74 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet Turn One Racing / Carnegie Hotel 0 17 In Pit
43 37 26 Josh Wise * Ford Morristown Driver’s Service 1/0 16 In Pit

* Denotes Rookie

 

STANDINGS | Race 4 of 36

RANK

+/-

DRIVER

POINTS

1 Greg Biffle 157
2 Kevin Harvick 148
3 +2 Matt Kenseth 145
4 +4 Martin Truex Jr. 139
5 -2 Denny Hamlin 137
6 -2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 137
7 Tony Stewart 130
8 +6 Clint Bowyer 126
9 Joey Logano 126
10 +1 Paul Menard 123
11 +4 Jeff Burton 120
12 +1 Ryan Newman 118
13 +8 Brad Keselowski 113
14 -8 Carl Edwards 107
15 -3 Kyle Busch 99
16 -6 Mark Martin 97
17 +6 Jimmie Johnson 96
18 +6 Juan Montoya 96
19 +6 Jamie McMurray 94
20 -1 Regan Smith 94
21 -5 Bobby Labonte 92
22 Aric Almirola 88
23 -6 Jeff Gordon 85
24 -6 Marcos Ambrose 82
25 -5 Dave Blaney 76
26 +4 A.J. Allmendinger 72
27 +2 Kurt Busch 70
28 David Ragan 66
29 -2 David Gilliland 66
30 +3 David Reutimann 62
31 Casey Mears 60
32 -6 Kasey Kahne 57
33 -1 Landon Cassill 54
34 +3 Brendan Gaughan 49
35 Travis Kvapil 47
36 -2 David Stremme 44
37 Brian Vickers 40
38 +1 Michael McDowell 34
39 +1 J.J. Yeley 33
40 -4 Terry Labonte 27
41 -3 Tony Raines 25
42 -1 Ken Schrader 25
43 -1 Josh Wise* 11
44 -1 Robby Gordon 6
45 -1 Scott Riggs 5
46 -1 Timmy Hill* 2
47 -1 Trevor Bayne 0
48 -1 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 0
49 -1 Mike Bliss 0
50 -1 Elliott Sadler 0
51 -1 Joe Nemechek 0
52 -1 Danica Patrick 0
53 Reed Sorenson 0
54 -2 Michael Waltrip 0
55 -2 Robert Richardson Jr. 0
56 -2 Bill Elliott 0
57 -2 Mike Wallace 0
58 -2 Kenny Wallace 0

 

 

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