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Keselowski slices hand, wins Quaker State 400


Keselowski cuts his hand in post race celebration

(MGN Online)

For the second time in three years Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag in Kentucky.

"I knew it was going to be a dogfight to get back to Kyle and race him but we got there with a really fast car and I hit the perfect run on him there in traffic," said Brad Keselowski. "Next thing I knew we were there so it feels really good obviously to get that second win."

It was a dominating performance from start to finish, giving Keselowski his first ever victory when starting from the pole and completing a big weekend in Kentucky that included a fifth place finish in the truck race and a second place result in the Nationwide Series race Friday.

"Things just really came together for us really across the weekend from qualifying to race practice and then in the race."

Kentucky Speedway is known for its bumpy ride, but the bumps didn't compare to Keselowski's post race celebration where he cut his hand on a champagne bottle and needed four stitches.

"The front stretch bumps are a concussion and victory lane is bleeding of the hand. I guess I don't have enough to lose upstairs to worry about the first one, so the champagne. I should have stuck with beer."

After Saturday's victory, Keselowski is fourth in the points standings and focused on winning a second Sprint Cup title. His victory in the 2012 race at Kentucky helped springboard him to his first Sprint Cup title. He hopes it leads to similar results this year.

"I want to win another championship, I don't want to win just one. I think I have the team to do it. I have the owner to do it with Roger Penske. The urgency is now."


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