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LAS VEGAS Earnhardt Jr. knew he probably have enough fuel to Being in Vegas, he decided to anyway.

And when Earnhardt’s went bust on the final Brad Keselowski was right to clean up.

Keselowski surged when Earnhardt ran out of fuel, a dramatic victory Sunday in the race at Las Vegas Motor

Earnhardt’s Chevy sputtered and out of the second turn, and Keselowski past him on the backstretch in his Penske for the first weekend sweep in his Keselowski followed up Saturday’s Series victory with his Las Vegas Cup win, doing it in fashion against the friend and who gave him his first big break in

That’s what you live for as a at least I do, Keselowski said. moments where you’re by side, and you lay it all out on the racetrack and bring the car with the tires smoking, smoking, and you’re worn out because you gave it all you had. It was one of races there at the end.

Keselowski knew all about the shortage faced by Earnhardt and Edwards, who both made final pit stops about 10 before him. So Keselowski to force the issue, getting Edwards and pushing for the lead so would be forced to abandon his fuel-saving lines.

I felt we could run him down, Keselowski about the driver who put him in his first ride. He was going to have to fuel to keep me behind At that point, it was just a of whether a yellow (flag) out or not, because it was just a time ….

It worked in our favor today.

finished second and didn’t it, secure in his overall position to the new rules in the Chase for the Sprint Cup which puts increased on wins. Still, Earnhardt and his Motorsports ride were a few ounces of fuel shy of earning second victory in three to start the season.

When sat down for his post-race news in front of two cans of his sponsor’s drink, he picked up one can wistfully: all we needed, just 16 ounces.

The 500 champion was disappointed, but not discouraged his spectacular start to the NASCAR He also finished second week at Phoenix.

We weren’t supposed to make it, said. We were trying to as much as we can and make it work, but we we were short. We wouldn’t finished second if we didn’t that strategy.

Keselowski, the Sprint Cup champion, virtually himself of a spot in the Chase missing it entirely last

It’s just such a for everyone on the team to get that win in and be able to enjoy the races and that we have instead of stressed out about them, said. You know, I think if it actually lends itself to racing.

Earnhardt also praised new Chase setup, which him to take a fuel gamble in after winning already season. Additional wins are bonus points in the Chase, a second-place finish doesn’t his position much #x2014; the motivation to go for broke on an empty

I think the new format is definitely is it has tons of positives, Earnhardt It’s better as far as entertainment for our It gives us freedom, and it’s to have that freedom to do the that we did today, even we knew our odds weren’t

We really shouldn’t have it, and we didn’t, but we got to try because of the new system.

his wife due to give birth at any Paul Menard finished in his Richard Childress Racing in front of Keselowski’s teammate, Joey Logano. Edwards was in a Roush Fenway Racing and Earnhardt teammate Jimmie came in sixth.

The Las Vegas race is the first of 11 on tracks, and NASCAR spent of the offseason working on ways to the racing on these tracks a new aerodynamics package and other The changes resulted in 23 drivers the track speed record qualifying, but the racing wasn’t thrilling until that lap.

Keselowski and Earnhardt are the two drivers to finish in the top five in of the season’s first three and they dueled down the after Earnhardt passed him for the on a restart with 42 laps to go. had gone to the pits on the 211th lap and to stick it out.

Keselowski was in fine form his third-place finish in Phoenix week without crew Paul Wolfe, who had returned for his child’s birth. Keselowski finished third at Daytona.

is the second driver to win both races in the same weekend, Jeff Burton in 2000.


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