Despite a broken ankle and a strained lower back “Bad Brad” Keselowski won the Pocono 500 by holding off Kyle Bush for the last 15 laps.
LONG POND, Pa. — Brad Keselowski‘s challenge to the rest of the Sprint Cup field: “I can beat you with a broken leg.”
And he did.
Staying out on the track on old tires under a caution with 21 laps left in Sunday’s rain-interrupted Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway, Keselowski pulled away from Kyle Busch after a restart on Lap 185 of 200 to secure his second victory of the season — despite driving with a broken left ankle.
Keselowski, who was injured in a hard crash during testing Wednesday at Road Atlanta, kept Busch at bay over the final 10 laps. With Sunday’s victory — the third of his career — Keselowski’s fortunes took a dramatic turn with respect to the Chase.
Having cracked the top 20, Keselowski is in position to claim the first wild-card spot, being the only driver in positions 11-20 with more than one victory. Keselowski leaves Pocono 18th in the standings, having gained three positions Sunday.
He beat the best today with no excuses.
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