Hot Keselowski Best Bet To End Chevy Dominance
Only road courses and mother nature can stop Brad Keselowski, apparently.
The only two blips over the last two months were a 22nd-place finish at Sonoma Raceway and an 18th-place run at Daytona. And in the latter, Keselowski was the first driver a lap down when the race was called by rain. Who knows what could have happened?
Otherwise, Keselowski has been on fire – and on a mission. It’s a mission of redemption. From the start of 2014, Keselowski has aimed at erasing the championship hangover memories of 2013.
Last year, he became only the second driver in the Chase era to miss the Chase a year after winning the championship. This year is completely different.
Over the last seven races, Keselowski has scored two wins, two runner-up finishes and a third. He locked himself into the Chase (assuming he attempts to qualify for the next seven races), and has climbed from ninth to third in the points (which matters little to the three-time winner).
Now, the driver of the No. 2 Ford looks ride that momentum, and end Chevrolet’s streak off 11 consecutive wins at the Brickyard. He’ll need a rather large improvement from past Indy performances. In four starts there, Keselowski has managed only a best finish of ninth (twice, in 2011-12). Last year, he finished 21st.