Brad Keselowski becomes third various winner to open the Cup season
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Brad Keselowski celebrates his 1st win of the season on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel on the final lap and completed 2nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, but that was excellent enough for NASCAR’;s most well-liked driver to hold onto his points lead. Earnhardt Jr. has 3 prime-3 finishes to start the season.
Meanwhile, winner Brad Keselowski moved to inside one particular point of the series lead, while Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano and Jeff Gordon round out the best 5.
“We have acquired to go to Bristol and try out to win there,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “The only way to be productive is to be good. We have got to appear at the positives in right now and keep operating toward our objective of winning some a lot more races. It is tough, difficult shedding like that. That point started out sputtering off of (turn) 2 that was truly disappointing.”
Keselowski also all but punched his ticket to the NASCAR postseason with the win. The series will award sixteen drivers with spots in the postseason Chase for the Championship. Race winners in the initial 26 races get very first priority at the sixteen spots with factors standings utilised to break fill the area and break ties as needed.
The series subsequent heads to Bristol, Tenn., for the Food City 500 on March sixteen.
Here is the record of winners and the factors leaders following 3 races of the 26-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standard season:
Dale Earnhardt Jr., one
Kevin Harvick, 1
Brad Keselowski, one
Top 12 in points
one. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 133
2. Brad Keselowski, 132
3. Jimmie Johnson, 117
4. Joey Logano, 116
5. Jeff Gordon, 115
6. Carl Edwards, 105
6. Matt Kenseth, 105
8. Denny Hamlin, 101
9. Ryan Newman, 97
10. Kyle Busch, 95
eleven. Jamie McMurray, 93
twelve. Greg Biffle, 86
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