Brad Keselowski dominated the STP 500 on Sunday, that is no secret. The race began with Darrel Waltrip’s signature start... with a bit of a twist, “Boogity, boogity, boogity! Let’s go racing hotdogs!” due to the famous Martinsville hotdogs. Keselowski took the lead after his teammate and pole-sitter Joey Logano lead the first five laps. After the No. 2 had the lead the sky was the limit for Keselowski.
His biggest competitor was Chase Elliott. Elliott was the only one to take the lead from Keselowski and it was only for fifty-four laps. Keselowski did his usual burnout with the checkered and American flag- a fan favorite. He did two total, before smoking out the front stretch. After the burnouts, Keselowski did not climb from the No. 2 car and when Matt Yocum came to the window Keselowski said, “I don’t know where I’m supposed to be!”
During the interview Keselowski said of his No. 2 team, “Thats what this team does, they never give up and I’m really, really proud of them!”
2nd place went to Chase Elliott after a long hard fought battle with Keselowski. Elliott was racing Keselowski for the lead most of the race, and Keselowski even admitted that Elliott had a faster car than the No. 2 for parts of the race.
NASCAR Cup Series Standings After Martinsville (NASCAR FS1 Broadcast):
Kyle Busch (Two wins)
Brad Keselowski (Two wins)
Denny Hamlin (One win)
Joey Logano (One win)
Martin Truex Jr.
Harrison Burton is the driver of the No. 18 Safelight Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM). This is Burton’s rookie season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Since his debut in Martinsville 2016, Burton has competed in several truck series races and is still hunting down his first win (NGOTS).
Friday Burton left Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 2nd place in the points standings. The 18 year old originally qualified in 3rd place and spent most of the race in 2nd fighting boss man (and eventual winner of the race) Kyle Busch for the lead. On the final restart Burton was was able to make it up to 5th place before the checkered flag, a handful of laps later. His KBM teammate Todd Gilliland, finished the day in 7th place, while (as stated above) Kyle Busch took the win.
Current Top 10 in Points: (via NASCAR.com)
Grant Enfinger (117)
Harrison Burton (111)
Austin Hill (108) 1 win in Daytona
Stewart Friesen (103)
Brett Moffitt (102)
Johnny Sauter (102)
Matt Crafton (96)
Ben rhodes (96)
Todd Gilliland (96)
Sheldon Creed (91)
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