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Brad Keselowski won the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup evening race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday by a margin of 4.399s over Kasey Kahne.
Brad Keselowski was back in victory lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend, with his seventh win. He saw off a late charge from Kasey Kahne who had passed Denny Hamlin for second place in the final laps.

Keselowski overcame a spat in practice on Friday with Juan Montoya at Kentucky Speedway and a switch to his backup car to qualify in eighth place and eventually lead for 68 of the 267 laps of the Quaker State 400.

It's Keselowski's seventh victory in 106 series starts and his third of 2012. It's the first time he's won a Cup race on the 1.5-mile D-shaped tri-oval at Kentucky in two starts here.

Matt Kenseth continues to lead the Cup championship standings by 11pts over Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Race results

1. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 267 laps 2hrs 45mins 2secs (47/1 pts)
2. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 267 laps + 4.399s (42/0 pts)
3. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 267 laps + 5.511s (42/1 pts)
4. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 267 laps + 6.099s (40/0 pts)
5. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 267 laps + 6.359s (39/0 pts)
6. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 267 laps + 6.995s (39/1 pts)
7. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 267 laps + 7.376s (37/0 pts)
8. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 267 laps + 8.470s (36/0 pts)
9. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 267 laps + 10.585s (35/0 pts)
10. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 267 laps + 10.647s (36/2 pts)
11. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 267 laps + 12.354s (33/0 pts)
12. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 267 laps + 13.343s (32/0 pts)
13. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 267 laps + 14.067s (31/0 pts)
14. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 267 laps + 17.347s (30/0 pts)
15. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 267 laps + 21.280s (29/0 pts)
16. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 267 laps + 22.368s (28/0 pts)
17. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 267 laps + 25.560s (28/1 pts)
18. #13 Casey Mears Ford 267 laps + 25.834s (27/1 pts)
19. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 267 laps + 28.533s (25/0 pts)
20. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 266 laps + 1 lap (24/0 pts)
21. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 266 laps + 1 lap (23/0 pts)
22. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 266 laps + 1 lap (22/0 pts)
23. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 266 laps + 1 lap (21/0 pts)
24. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 266 laps + 1 lap (20/0 pts)
25. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 266 laps + 1 lap (19/0 pts)
26. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 266 laps + 1 lap (18/0 pts)
27. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 265 laps + 2 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #38 David Gilliland Ford 265 laps + 2 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #34 David Ragan Ford 263 laps + 4 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 262 laps + 5 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 262 laps + 5 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 231 laps + 36 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 209 laps Accident (11/0 pts)
34. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 208 laps Accident (10/0 pts)
35. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 144 laps Engine (9/0 pts)
36. #30 David Stremme Toyota 71 laps Vibration (8/0 pts)
37. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 60 laps Vibration (7/0 pts)
38. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 58 laps Brakes (6/0 pts)
39. #195 Scott Speed Ford 55 laps Brakes (5/0 pts)
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 52 laps Overheating (0pts)
41. #33 Stephen Leicht * Chevrolet 47 laps Vibration (3/0 pts)
42. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 18 laps Overheating (0pts)
43. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 12 laps Electrical (1/0 pts)

* Denotes Rookie



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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, celebrates with the American flag after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday in Sparta, Ky. (Photo Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday in Sparta, Ky. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, races Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday in Sparta, Ky. (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 2, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 2, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 2, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 2, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Ty Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, and Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #6 Sponge Bob Square Pants Ford, wreck during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 2, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
Ryan Reed, driver of the #16 Lilly/American Diabetes Association Ford, Kenny Wallace, driver of the #26 JGL Racing Toyota, Ryan Sieg, driver of the #39 Uncle Bob`s Self Storage Chevrolet, and John Wes Townley, driver of the #25 Zaxby`s Chevrolet, are involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 2, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS, qualifies for fourth position Saturday, May 2, 2015 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Earnhardt, Jr. is eighth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS, qualifies for second position Saturday, May 2, 2015 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Kahne is sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Hendrick Motorsports teammate and Pole winner Jeff Gordon, driver of the #5 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS will join him on the front row Sunday. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS, wins the Pole position Saturday, May 2, 2015 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Gordon is tenth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS will join him on the front row Sunday. (Photo by Andrew Coppley/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS, wins the Pole position Saturday, May 2, 2015 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Gordon is tenth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS will join him on the front row Sunday. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 2, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 Ortho Ford, climbs out of his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates with champagne and crew chief Tony Gibson in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

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Ohio Family - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 4:38 PM

we had an awesome time. Couldnt get int he race last year due to traffic. My 10 year old son is into racing, were a speed family anyway. It was a bit long for my son but what fun. the sound of the cars coming at the start line is aggressive yet sultry, yes im a woman. we had a lot of fun, chilln and got home exhausted. My son swears he will be driving one of these cars when he gets of age, all i can say is U GO BOY. CONTRAZ BRAD, U GO BOY TOO!!!



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