"I was in position to win the race, but I just wasn't quite good enough to beat Marcos," admitted Keselowski. "He's so good here. He deserves the win for sure. If there's a guy you should lose to on a road course, it's Ambrose. There's no shame in finishing second to that guy."
As things stand, Denny Hamlin would take the second wildcard despite falling even further away from the top ten automatic Chase qualifiers after his mid-race crash, because Paul Menard also wrecked early. The biggest loser in Chase terms was David Ragan, who drops out of the top 20 entirely with that violent final lap wreck.
At the top of the points, Kyle Busch takes over as championship leader by one point over Carl Edwards despite his disappointment at missing out on the race win.
Former F1 driver Scott Speed ended classified in a lowly 39th place after being forced to retire on lap 21 with rear end damage inflicted by David Gilliland.
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