Keselowski wins at Bristol again

1:46 PM, Mar 18, 2012   |    comments
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Bristol, TN (Sports Network) - Brad Keselowski claimed his second straight Sprint Cup Series win at Bristol Motor Speedway by taking Sunday's Food City 500.

Keselowski, who won at Bristol last August, grabbed the lead from Matt Kenseth with 111 laps remaining. Kenseth challenged Keselowski for the top position several times during the final 100 laps but came up 0.7 seconds short at the finish line.

It was Keselowski's fifth career win in the series.

Michael Waltrip Racing had a huge day at Bristol, with drivers Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers finishing third through fifth, respectively. Vickers, who's made six starts, made his first in the No. 55 Toyota for MWR this season. Mark Martin drove that car for the first four races, but Martin did compete in this event.

A seven-car crash occurred early in the race when Regan Smith made contact with Kasey Kahne and spun him around, triggering the pileup. Carl Edwards and five-time Bristol race winner Kyle Busch were among those caught up in the incident.

Jeff Gordon, also a five-time winner at this track, crashed in the late going when he cut his left-rear tire after making contact with his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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