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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]
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Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, is hit by Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, as he pulls into his pit box during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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