Brad Keselowski started the race from the pole and dominated nearly the entire race at Kentucky. His Penske teammate, Joey Logano, also ran well, but when the white flag waved, it was Keselowski in Victory Lane.
In the first half of the race, two cautions came out, the first after Denny Hamlin ran into problems and hit the wall early in the race. Kyle Larson eventually brought out a second caution when he too hit the wall.
Keselowski continued to dominate, but his biggest weakness was his pit crew. He lost position twice on pit road and had to race back to the front after controlling the lead before heading into the pits. He found himself in second by the halfway mark of the Quaker State 400.
With Keselowski in second, it was teammate Joey Logano who took the lead. Penske Racing controlled the first half at Kentucky and continued to control the race as the sun set. Penske drivers had led every lap by Lap 150.
Team Penske continued to lead until Lap 217, when Kyle Busch was able to get into pit road right before a caution came out. It was the first time that a Penske car wasn't leading the race. Keselowski restarted in sixth, but with 36 laps remaining, the 2 car made it to second place.
Then, with 19 laps to go, Keselowski took the lead back from Busch.
While BK was able to get back to the lead, though, Logano ran into engine issues and couldn't make it back to the front.
Keselowski got out in front and stayed there for the rest of the race. The 2 team continues to look strong as NASCAR moves closer to the Chase.
Winner at Kentucky: Brad Keselowski
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