Ford Kicks off NASCAR Chase with Keselowski Win at Chicagoland
by Staff Report
Brad Keselowski's win is his second consecutive and fifth race of the season. With the win, Keselowski advances to the Challenger round of the 2014 Chase. Ford Racing's 11 wins this season ties for the most for the manufacturer since 2008 and the win is Ford's 629th all-time series victory and the 37th by Penske Racing with Ford. In addition, the win is the first for Ford Racing at Chicagoland Speedway.
BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion: Finished 1st
“I am not really sure what to say. I don’t really know what happened I just know we got to the lead. There was traffic and I was just digging and in the zone. The recorder was turned off so I don’t remember what happened. I had my head down doing all I could do. We had a great Miller Lite Ford Fusion that I knew from the start would be good but man it was really awesome the last few runs. We really dialed it in and the 2 crew did a excellent job. What a day. Man, I am still pumped.” YOU CAME FROM MID PACK, STARTING 25TH, HOW MUCH PATIENCE DID THAT TAKE? “You have to be so patient. The cars in traffic are all over the track and it is very easy to spin out on your own and you have to pace yourself. I don’t know what to say. I am so thankful to be here. I want to say thanks because I know the fans can hear me. I saw all of them standing on their feet when we made the pass for the lead and that was awesome. Thank you fans for being here and for your support. What a great day. God that was sweet.” HOW DOES IT FEEL TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT ROUND? “Awesome.”