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Brad Keselowski Blows Engine at Talladega

Add another Chase driver to the list of blown motors at Talladega Superspeedway.

Brad Keselowski, who was out front and dominating Sunday’s Hellmann’s 500, blew a motor in his No. 2 Ford with 45 laps to go. Keselowski led 90 laps before the race-ending failure and will not advance to the Round of 8, as he entered Sunday seven points behind the cutoff zone.

“We came here to win and we were doing what we needed to do to win,” Keselowski said. “It just didn’t play out. It just wasn’t meant to be.”

He joins Martin Truex, Jr. on the outside of the Chase cutoff after the No. 78 lost an engine on Lap 41. Both Keselowski and Truex are the two of the three most winningest drivers of the season, as they each earned four victories.

“We had an incredible car today,” he said. “Hopefully we can win these next four races. I want to finish the season with the most wins.”

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Great system, done in by a hot dog wrapper!!!!!

It is funny in one way you got the “girlfriends” on Twitter bitching about “The Chase”. Marty’s “long time girlfriend” and Brad’s baby mamma. I personally find it out of line and immature. I am sure Sherry Pollex last year with her “long time boyfriend” were having a good laugh at the guy who was on his way to win 7, win 4 in a row..when their buddy Matty went mental. Now Sherry, you ain’t laughing now about the lame format. Suck it up, and shutup.

Surprised the “story” NASCAR jammed down our throats and the media is eliminated. Will Sherry get mileage from the media regarding her cured illness now the team with the highest pre/post/race infractions is eliminated? What hard luck..rags to riches Toyota driver story will they come up with for Homestead? Stay tuned…..

Biff Baynehouse

The #2 of Super Brad Keselowski, who was the non-“chase” (straight season long points count) points leader going into today had his ENTIRE seasons thrown down the crapper today. Pretty much ditto for the #78. I’m sure Miller Lite & Bass Pro Shop appreciate the value of their year long effort & 100’s of millions of dollars of sponsorship toward the championship goal evaporating in a puff of smoke with 4 races left, smh. And the fun part is 3 of the JGR Yotas coast around all afternoon at 1/2 throttle …& “qualify” for “chase” “advancement”! Mind you, not so long ago, the Cup was the epitome of motorsports championships, yet last season NASCAR handed it to a guy who missed 11 RACES & finished the season +450 points behind the true points leader, smh… DITCH THE CHASE!

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