“It’s a great feeling, one of the best feelings,” said Keselowski, who has now won two of the last three Sprint Cup events to take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “It’s a feeling I live for, a feeling I dream about often, being the fastest guy and having an opportunity.”
Keselowski was able to achieve victory by passing Las Vegas native Kyle Bush, driver of the #18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. “For Team Penske, it’s our 50th anniversary. To get the first win of the year, it feels real good. When I focused in (on Bush) and saw how his car was sliding and the line he was running, I knew we could win the race.”
By securing a victory at the Kobalt 400, Keselowski has locked-in his spot as one of the 16 drivers who will compete in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, NASCAR’S version of a post season that involves a bracket-style elimination process that will take place over the last ten races of the season.