It was a wild one at Fontana, but when the checkered flag waived it was Brad Keselowski that tallied his victory of the season on Sunday.
Defending Sprint Cup Series champ Kevin Harvick finished second, which extended his current streak (dating back to last season) to eight consecutive top-two finishes, only the legendary Richard Petty has more top-two finishes with a NASCAR record 11 straight in 1975.
A caution flag for debris prevented Kurt Busch from cruising to a relatively easy victory and allowed Keselowski to move up from 17th to sixth. When a second caution flag went up, the No. 2 car pitted and received four tires while Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick only took two. Keselowski passed Busch on the final lap and managed to hold off the hard-charging Harvick to earn his spot in Victory Lane.
“I knew [Harvick] and [Busch] had been the class of the weekend and deserved to win on speed,” Keselowski said after his 17th career Sprint Cup victory. “Maybe we kind of stole one today.”
The only lap that Keselowski led on Sunday was the final one, which was the only one that mattered.
Kyle Busch finished in third while Paul Menard was in third and Ryan Newman settled for fifth place. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was in sixth place and Jimmie Johnson registered another top-ten finish in ninth.
The next stop in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Martinsville Speedway for the STP 500.
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