Keselowski runs out of gas, still wins at Kentucky Speedway


Brad Keselowski told his crew he was out of gas with less than two laps remaining at Kentucky Speedway, but he still ended up winning the Quaker State 400.

As his car slowed, everyone watched Carl Edwards close fast, ready to sweep by on the way to victory.

As Edwards moved up on Keselowski's bumper, the latter took off, and held off the charge to win on Saturday.

"He baited me in there, I thought he was surely out, then he just blocked," Edwards told NBC Sports after the race. "I thought he was out ... hey, he did a great job, he won the race."

Whether Keselowski is a world-class poker player who bluffed his way to victory, or whether he shook his car just enough to get the last drops of gas to his engine, the end result is the same -- another race at Kentucky, another victory.

He now has three wins in six Sprint Cup races there.

Drivers had no idea what to expect on Saturday when they raced at the Kentucky Speedway.

Since they last visited, the surface has been re-paved with a coarser-type asphalt, while turns one and two were slightly reconfigured.

Keselowski summed up the feelings of many when taking about the track conditions: "It's been a good track for us in the past, but I can tell you, this isn't the same Kentucky."

Edwards finished second, followed by Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch.

Tony Stewart, making his 600th career start and needing quality finishes to make the Chase, finished fifth.