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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]
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, leads the field after a restart during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, places his name in the top twelve on The Chase Grid after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, puts the winner`s sticker on his car in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, crosses the finishline to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 12, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
(Back Row L-R) Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kelloggs/Frosted Flakes Ford, Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Catepillar Chevrolet, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Gwaltney Ford, (Front Row L- R) Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Call Before You Dig Ford, AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Bush`s Beans Chevrolet, Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet, and Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, pose with the Sprint Cup Trophy after qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
(Back Row L - R) Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kelloggs/Frosted Flakes Ford, Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Catepillar Chevrolet, Miss Sprint Cup Madison Martin, Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet, Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Gwaltney Ford, (Front Row L- R) Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Call Before You Dig Ford, AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Bush`s Beans Chevrolet, Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, pose with the Sprint Cup Trophy after qualifying for the Chase  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, poses with his team in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 6, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 6, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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