Brad Keselowski knocked out of second straight race
DOVER, Del. -- For the second consecutive race, Brad Keselowski got taken out in a crash, this one in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.
The calamity began on a restart on Lap 66.
Kyle Larson was leading the race in his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, with Kurt Busch second in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.
On the restart, Busch got loose and tried to save his sliding car. But Busch went up the track and hit Keselowski, putting the Team Penske Ford into the wall.
Busch’s team attempted to repair his car, but for the second week in a row, Keselowski, the 2012 Cup champion, made an early exit from the race because of an accident that was not of his doing.
“I don’t know if it was Kurt’s fault, just one of them racing deals,” said Keselowski. “We line-up double-file and somebody got loose and just took us out. What a bummer. Just one of them racing deals.”
As things worked out, Busch didn’t have any luck, either: He cut a left-rear tire on Lap 95, going hard into the wall and ending his race. “We had a fast car. … You make two quick mistakes and your day is done,” said Busch.
Busch finished 37th and Keselowski 38th.