Brad Keselowski Finishes Second at Talladega, Notches Fifth Top-10 of 2024 Season

Brad Keselowski, owner-driver of RFK Racing, finishes 2nd at Talladega, his 5th top-10 in 10 races. Despite disappointment, he's encouraged by his team's progress and eyes a breakthrough win soon.

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Brad Keselowski Finishes Second at Talladega, Notches Fifth Top-10 of 2024 Season

Brad Keselowski Finishes Second at Talladega, Notches Fifth Top-10 of 2024 Season

Brad Keselowski, the owner-driver of the RFK Racing team, finished second at the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, marking his fifth top-10 finish in the first 10 races of the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season. Keselowski was in prime position to claim his first victory since 2021, running second behind fellow Ford driver Michael McDowell as the field approached the checkered flag. However, a typical Talladega finish left him second by a split second behind winner Tyler Reddick.

Despite the disappointment of not winning, Keselowski has been encouraged by his recent results, with four top-five finishes in the first 10 races "We're right there, it's just a matter of putting a whole race together," Keselowski said after the race. "The car is fast, the team is doing a great job. We just need a little bit of luck to go our way and we'll be in Victory Lane."

Keselowski has a strong track record at the upcoming tracks, having won at Dover, Darlington, Kansas, and Charlotte in the past. He is looking to build on his current momentum as the season progresses. Keselowski's RFK Racing teammate, Chris Buescher, also has five top-10 finishes this season and is ranked 16th in the driver standings. Keselowski is currently ranked 14th, only seven points behind 10th place Alex Bowman.

Why this matters: Keselowski's strong start to the 2024 season bodes well for his chances of making the playoffs and contending for the championship. As a veteran driver and team owner, his success could also attract more sponsors and resources to RFK Racing.

The second-place finish at Talladega was Keselowski's second consecutive runner-up result, following his performance at Martinsville last week. While he acknowledged that the team is making progress, Keselowski emphasized that the ultimate goal is to win races. "It's great to be consistently running up front, but we're here to win," he said. "We'll keep pushing forward and hopefully break through soon." The next race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Dover 400 at Dover Motor Speedway on May 5th.

Key Takeaways

  • Brad Keselowski finished 2nd at Talladega, his 5th top-10 in 10 races this season.
  • Keselowski has 4 top-5 finishes and is 14th in points, 7 behind 10th place.
  • Keselowski's strong start bodes well for his playoff and championship chances.
  • Keselowski's RFK Racing teammate Chris Buescher also has 5 top-10s and is 16th in points.
  • Keselowski is looking to build on his momentum and break through for a win soon.