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Brad Keselowski dominated the latter stages of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, to put Penske Racing back into victory lane.
Brad Keselowski was triumphant when he last raced at Bristol Motor Speedway in the summer race last August - and he was able to reproduce the same winning form again in this early spring return to the same venue, with victory in the Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. It's Keselowski's fifth Cup win in 93 starts.

Keselowski resisted pressure from Matt Kenseth for the last 110 laps, which included a late restart after a spin put Tony Stewart into the wall with just 22 laps remaining in the race.

An early multi-car wreck wiped out the hopes of Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards, Marcos Ambrose and Kyle Busch, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. blotted his copybook by cutting team mate Jeff Gordon's tyre while racing hard on lap 359, but otherwise the race was clear of major incidents and saw only six cautions in total.

Race results

1. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 500 laps 2h 53m 57s (48/2 pts)
2. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 500 laps + 0.714s (43/1 pts)
3. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 500 laps + 1.156s (41/0 pts)
4. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 500 laps + 2.170s (40/0 pts)
5. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 500 laps + 3.312s (40/1 pts)
6. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 500 laps + 3.590s (38/0 pts)
7. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 500 laps + 3.956s (37/0 pts)
8. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 500 laps + 4.261s (36/0 pts)
9. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 500 laps + 4.513s (35/0 pts)
10. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 500 laps + 5.005s (34/0 pts)
11. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 500 laps + 5.277s (33/0 pts)
12. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 500 laps + 6.480s (32/0 pts)
13. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 500 laps + 6.759s (32/1 pts)
14. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 500 laps + 9.538s (30/0 pts)
15. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 500 laps + 11.404s (30/1 pts)
16. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 498 laps + 2 laps (28/0 pts)
17. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 498 laps + 2 laps (28/1 pts)
18. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 498 laps + 2 laps (26/0 pts)
19. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 498 laps + 2 laps (25/0 pts)
20. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 498 laps + 2 laps (24/0 pts)
21. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 497 laps + 3 laps (23/0 pts)
22. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 496 laps + 4 laps (22/0 pts)
23. #34 David Ragan Ford 496 laps + 4 laps (21/0 pts)
24. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 496 laps + 4 laps (20/0 pts)
25. #13 Casey Mears Ford 496 laps + 4 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #38 David Gilliland Ford 496 laps + 4 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 496 laps + 4 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 495 laps + 5 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 495 laps + 5 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 493 laps + 7 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 492 laps + 8 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 423 laps + 77 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 420 laps + 80 laps (11/0 pts)
34. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 417 laps + 83 laps (10/0 pts)
35. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 395 laps + 105 laps (10/1 pts)
36. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 389 laps + 111 laps (8/0 pts)
37. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 366 laps + 134 laps (7/0 pts)
38. #30 David Stremme Toyota 334 laps In Pit (6/0 pts)
39. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 245 laps + 255 laps (5/0 pts)
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 57 laps In Pit (0pts)
41. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 26 laps In Pit (3/0 pts)
42. #74 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 17 laps In Pit (0pts)
43. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 16 laps In Pit (1/0 pts)

* Denotes Rookie

Sprint Cup championship standings

1. (--) Greg Biffle 157pts (-Leaderpts)
2. (--) Kevin Harvick 148pts (-9pts)
3. (+2) Matt Kenseth 145pts (-12pts)
4. (+4) Martin Truex Jr. 139pts (-18pts)
5. (-2) Denny Hamlin 137pts (-20pts)
6. (-2) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 137pts (-20pts)
7. (--) Tony Stewart 130pts (-27pts)
8. (+6) Clint Bowyer 126pts (-31pts)
9. (--) Joey Logano 126pts (-31pts)
10. (+1) Paul Menard 123pts (-34pts)
11. (+4) Jeff Burton 120pts (-37pts)
12. (+1) Ryan Newman 118pts (-39pts)
13. (+8) Brad Keselowski 113pts (-44pts)
14. (-8) Carl Edwards 107pts (-50pts)
15. (-3) Kyle Busch 99pts (-58pts)
16. (-6) Mark Martin 97pts (-60pts)
17. (+6) Jimmie Johnson 96pts (-61pts)
18. (+6) Juan Montoya 96pts (-61pts)
19. (+6) Jamie McMurray 94pts (-63pts)
20. (-1) Regan Smith 94pts (-63pts)
21. (-5) Bobby Labonte 92pts (-65pts)
22. (--) Aric Almirola 88pts (-69pts)
23. (-6) Jeff Gordon 85pts (-72pts)
24. (-6) Marcos Ambrose 82pts (-75pts)
25. (-5) Dave Blaney 76pts (-81pts)
26. (+4) AJ Allmendinger 72pts (-85pts)
27. (+2) Kurt Busch 70pts (-87pts)
28. (--) David Ragan 66pts (-91pts)
29. (-2) David Gilliland 66pts (-91pts)
30. (+3) David Reutimann 62pts (-95pts)
31. (--) Casey Mears 60pts (-97pts)
32. (-6) Kasey Kahne 57pts (-100pts)
33. (-1) Landon Cassill 54pts (-103pts)
34. (+3) Brendan Gaughan 49pts (-108pts)
35. (--) Travis Kvapil 47pts (-110pts)
36. (-2) David Stremme 44pts (-113pts)
37. (--) Brian Vickers 40pts (-117pts)
38. (+1) Michael McDowell 34pts (-123pts)
39. (+1) J.J. Yeley 33pts (-124pts)
40. (-4) Terry Labonte 27pts (-130pts)
41. (-3) Tony Raines 25pts (-132pts)
42. (-1) Ken Schrader 25pts (-132pts)
43. (-1) Josh Wise* 11pts (-146pts)
44. (-1) Robby Gordon 6pts (-151pts)
45. (-1) Scott Riggs 5pts (-152pts)
46. (-1) Timmy Hill* 2pts (-155pts)

Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown



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Last fall`s Bristol Motor Speedway winner, Brad Keselowski, leads two-time Bristol winner Matt Kenseth through lap traffic during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. (Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, applies the winner`s decal in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer`s Insurance Chevrolet SS, races to win with Kyle Larson, driver of the 42 Target Chevrolet SS beside him finishing in eighth place Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. With this win, Kahne, a Hendrick Motorsports driver, is in the Chase. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer`s Insurance Chevrolet SS, celebrates his win with a burnout Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. With this win, Kahne, a Hendrick Motorsports driver, is in the Chase. (Photo by Christa L. Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer`s Insurance Chevrolet SS, is congratulated by his Hendrik Motor Sports teammates Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevrolet SS (left), Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS (center) and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS (right) after his victory Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. With this win, Kahne joins Gordon, Johnson, and Earnhardt Jr. in the Chase. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer`s Insurance Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. With this win, Kahne, a Hendrick Motorsports driver, is in the Chase.  (Photo by Christa L. Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Ryan Blaney, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on August 31, 2014 in Bowmanville, Canada. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, races Chris Buescher, driver of the #60 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ford, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS, qualified for third position Friday, August 29, 2014 for Sunday`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. Larson is 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Christa L. Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Paul Menard, driver of the #27 Serta/Menards Chevrolet SS, finished ninth and Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow Great Stuff Chevrolet SS, finished 28th Saturday, August 23, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)

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