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NASCAR race at Bristol results: 3 things we learned from Brad Keselowski's victory

Alex Andrejev, The Charlotte Observer on

Published in Auto Racing

Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag off another wild finish at NASCAR's Supermarket Heroes 500 race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday.

With three laps to go, Chase Elliott and Joey Logano battled for the lead spot on the half-mile short track. Elliott made contact with Logano running on the outside, forcing the Team Penske driver into the wall and pushing both from a first-place finish.

"I could see Joey and Chase getting really racey there," Keselowski said during his post-race interview on FS1. Keselowski was running in third when Elliott and Logano made contact.

"I didn't know what was going to happen there, but I knew if I just kept my eye open that something good might happen, and sure enough it did," Keselowski said.

The driver swiftly passed the leaders in the final seconds for his second win of the season. Logano finished in 21st and Elliot finished in 22nd.

"Things have been going our way from the luck of the draw in the qualifying to the last few laps there," Keselowski said.

 

The No. 2 driver started on the pole by random draw Sunday. He won his first race of the 2020 season last weekend at Charlotte's Coca-Cola 600 in similar, surprising fashion. A late-lap caution was called with Elliott running first at Charlotte. Keselowski edged into the lead for an overtime victory.

Clint Bowyer finished second, followed by Jimmie Johnson in third at Bristol.

ELLIOTT KEEPS ROLLING

After the race, two frustrated drivers Elliott and Logano, exchanged words. Elliott said he took the blame for the incident.

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