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Brad Keselowski completed a fairy-tale comeback from his mid-week testing accident to take victory in the rain-hit Good Sam RV Insurance 500 Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
Brad Keselowski topped a wild week that saw him crash at high speed in testing on Wednesday, get airlifted to hospital for treatment, look uncertain to even be behind the wheel for this weekend's Good Sam RV Insurance 500 Cup race at Pocono Raceway, and then to emerge against all the odds as the race winner.

Keselowski - who was racing with a diagnosed avulsion fracture in his left ankle from the test crash - battled through the pain and the fatigue as the race wore on, interrupted by 1h40m red flag for rain. Staying out on old tyres at the final pit stop enabled him to claim a narrow win over Kyle Busch.

He was rewarded with his third Cup victory in 74 starts, and crucially his second win in 2011 which means that provided he finished in the top 20, he will almost certainly get into the Chase - and the Pocono victory boosts him up into 18th.

Race results

1. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 200 laps 03:39:30.000s (47/1 pts)
2. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 200 laps + 0.791s (43/1 pts)
3. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 200 laps + 4.508s (42/1 pts)
4. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 200 laps + 4.624s (40/0 pts)
5. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 200 laps + 5.744s (40/1 pts)
6. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 200 laps + 5.949s (38/0 pts)
7. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 200 laps + 6.344s (38/1 pts)
8. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 200 laps + 8.370s (37/1 pts)
9. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 200 laps + 10.008s (35/0 pts)
10. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 200 laps + 10.546s (34/0 pts)
11. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 200 laps + 11.328s (33/0 pts)
12. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 200 laps + 11.999s (32/0 pts)
13. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 200 laps + 12.419s (31/0 pts)
14. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 200 laps + 13.412s (30/0 pts)
15. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 200 laps + 13.757s (31/2 pts)
16. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 200 laps + 14.990s (28/0 pts)
17. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 200 laps + 15.281s (27/0 pts)
18. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 200 laps + 16.642s (26/0 pts)
19. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 200 laps + 16.967s (25/0 pts)
20. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 200 laps + 17.400s (24/0 pts)
21. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 200 laps + 18.901s (23/0 pts)
22. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 200 laps + 20.616s (22/0 pts)
23. #34 David Gilliland Ford 200 laps + 21.013s (21/0 pts)
24. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 200 laps + 21.886s (20/0 pts)
25. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 200 laps + 22.679s (19/0 pts)
26. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 200 laps + 43.202s (19/1 pts)
27. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 199 laps + 1 lap (0pts)
28. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 199 laps + 1 lap (16/0 pts)
29. #71 Andy Lally * Ford 199 laps + 1 lap (15/0 pts)
30. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 198 laps + 2 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 198 laps + 2 laps (0pts)
32. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 198 laps + 2 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #32 Jason White Ford 197 laps + 2 laps (0pts)
34. #6 David Ragan Ford 149 laps + 51 laps (10/0 pts)
35. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 79 laps Electrical (9/0 pts)
36. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 30 laps Ignition (9/1 pts)
37. #66 Todd Bodine Toyota 25 laps Brakes (0pts)
38. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 18 laps Brakes (6/0 pts)
39. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 18 laps Engine (5/0 pts)
40. #37 Scott Speed Ford 16 laps Electrical (0pts)
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 14 laps Transmission (0pts)
42. #46 Erik Darnell Ford 8 laps Brakes (2/0 pts)
43. #55 J.J. Yeley Ford 7 laps Overheating (1/0 pts)

* Denotes Rookie



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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway on Aug. 7 in Long Pond, Pa. [Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR]
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, lead the field to start during the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates after winning the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates after winning the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, qualifies for third position Friday, April 24, 2015 for Saturday evening`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Busch is 22nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS, finishes in sixth place and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet SS, finishes in third place Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Wix Chevrolet SS, finishes in fifth place and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS, finishes in seventh place Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet SS, finishes in third place Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS, finishes in second place Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, leads the field in a restart during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, climbs in his car prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, is involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Autotrader Ford, sit on the apron after an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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