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.”
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) October 23, 2016
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