Keselowski Gives Ford Its Second Win Of The NASCAR Season At Atlanta

Ronald Pratt
March 7, 2017

Thirteen speeding penalties were called Sunday, but none were bigger than the one called on Harvick entering the pits on lap 311, which came under yellow following a stall by Austin Dillon's vehicle. "For some reason, our speed was off on pit road and we got two penalties there that put us behind and just the cautions fell and everything and it took all day to get our laps and get back in position, so everything kind of when our way at the end, except for that outside restart hurt us, but we had a good vehicle and glad we got a decent result".

As he literally sped down pit road following his final pit stop at Atlanta, Kevin Harvick's fate was foretold by the quarter panels of his NASCAR Ford. Johnson was chasing a historic third-straight victory at AMS and Elliott was looking dominant in second place before penalties sent both back to the middle of the pack.

JIMMIE'S WOES: Johnson, the seven-time Cup champion, was trying to become the first driver to win the Atlanta race three years in a row.

Brad Keselowski spoke to the media after his win Sunday in Atlanta and admits winning on NASCAR's top series is not easy.

"Well, you know, wins are always special, but early in the season they're really good", said Keselowski after the race.

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Welcome to Atlanta Motor Speedway the home of this week's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta, Georgia. A great winning percentage at this level is one out of every 10 races, and one out of every 10 races, if you can pull that off, you're a Hall of Famer. "You have to trust them to know their business". I still expect at least three drivers will make the NASCAR playoffs, but a misfire for all four teams has to be concerning for the guys in the garage in Huntersville. "I was very shocked that Kevin had gotten caught that last pit stop". Harvick jumped into the lead on lap 62 and held it for a race-high 64 laps before Larson and, finally Busch, got to the front. I just didn't have enough grip, or not as much as I'd hoped. Heavily target guys that come from a dirt track racing background. "He did a good job being a lane lower than me and getting to my inside".

The green flag on the "Folds of Honor/Quick Trip 500" is set to drop at about 2:45pm on Sunday afternoon.

Kyle Busch, who bashed Goodyear's tires after crashing last week in the Daytona 500, had another issue with his tires Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway - before the race even began. "That happened to me there in the middle section of the race". "But all in all, a good day for us". Something for me to try to improve on coming back. You find Truex's name among the top 10 at all these tracks. "We want to see the surfaces last as long as they can".

"No one likes repaves", said Jamie McMurray.

Thanks to the boost of those extra stage points, Harvick leads the points standings by four over Daytona 500 victor Kurt Busch and six over Atlanta victor Brad Keselowski. "We have a great relationship with Las Vegas Motor Speedway and NASCAR and we look forward to continuing the partnership".