Brad Keselowski had a shot at winning last Sunday’s race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His No. 2 Ford was better than its ever been for the Brickyard 400. Those were his words, not mine. But, the speed charts proved he was correct.
In the early portions of last weekend’s race, Keselowski had a top three car. Then, he was crashed by Erik Jones on Lap 48 ending his day with a 38th place finish. It was his worst result since crashing in July’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway. Heading into last weekend, Keselowski had scored two straight top five finishes and five top 10’s in his last six tries.
With a new found fast race car again, I look for Keselowski to jump out of the gates this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway strong. I wouldn’t be shocked to see him open the 2019 postseason with a win as a matter of fact.
Keselowski, hasn’t finished worse than seventh since Penske switched to Fords (8 races). He won this race last year and finished second to his teammate Joey Logano back in March. He’s led at least one lap in eight of his last nine Las Vegas starts too.
With how well he’s run on the season, I’d think he’s a favorite that’s for sure.