Keselowski Scores Top-Ten In Sunday's Battle At Atlanta

March 2, 2015


Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
Atlanta Motor Speedway
March 1, 2015


No. 2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford Fusion
Driver: Brad Keselowski
Start:  12
Finish: 9
Driver's Points Position: 22


Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford team started the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 from the 12th position following Friday afternoon’s qualifying session at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Keselowski fought a Ford Fusion that was tight on entry and loose on corner exit as well as slow on restarts for most of the day. He would run in the top-15 for the first part of the race before finally breaking into the top-10 in the second half of the event. With 30 laps to go, Keselowski was scored fifth when a late-race caution allowed a few competitors to stay on the racing surface while most of the leaders came to pit lane.  The short run at the end did not play into his long-run strength and Keselowski fought to the end to bring home a ninth-place finish. The result allowed Keselowski to make a big jump from 35th to 22nd in the Sprint Cup Series point standings.


“We were just kind of up and down and floating all day long.  At one point, I thought we were gonna have a 15th-place day and towards the end I thought we were gonna have a fifth-place day.  We cycled out to a ninth-place finish, which wasn’t our best and wasn’t our worst today. It just was what it was.”