Kahne Seals The Deal At Bristol
“I just feel like for myself it is a really big accomplishment to win here. This is a tough place, it has been a tough track for me a times,” Kahne said. “We prepared pretty hard this year and it feels good to win.”
Busch started from the pole and led early, but a pit road speeding penalty sent him to the back of the pack in the first 100 laps. Busch admitted post-race that he needed to focus some of his energy on not getting pit road penalties in the future.
“We’ve got to stop getting penalties and just stay up front all day,” Busch said. “We’re just trying to take too much on pit road and it’s not working for us. We just need to back off.”
Keselowski settled for third in his No. 2 Ford, his fourth-straight top-five finish to start the season.
“I’ve run eight races this year between Nationwide and the Cup car and I think we’ve had a shot to win every one of them,” said Keselowski, who now holds a nine-point lead in the championship standings over Dale Earnhardt Jr. “At the end I just can’t get it to come all together.”
Kurt Busch finished an impressive fourth in the No. 78 Chevrolet, followed by Clint Bowyer in fifth.