The Duck Commander 500 started off with a jet dryer blowing the hood of Brad Keselowski’s Ford loose. The Team Penske crew was able to fix that and Keselowski was up front for most of the race from Texas Motor Speedway. On the last pit stop, right before a green/white/checkered, he was caught speeding and move from fourth to the end of the field, which he was able to recover to finish 15th. Keselowski reflected on the day after the race while talking with media.
ON THE RACE: “Joey was just awesome today. He had a great car and did a great job. It was a very strange start, but this 2 team kept working on the car and got it fixed under that first green/yellow and got us to where we were in pretty raceable shape. We just needed a little bit more for the 22, but had a really good day going all the way until the end. That last caution was a shame. I was just trying to get a little too much on pit road and wanted to get us out front to be able to win the race and tried a little too hard.”
YOU SAID YOU WERE TRYING TO GET SOME BACK ON PIT ROAD? “Yeah, a normal pit road deal. We’re in it for wins. We’re not in it for finishing second. Second or 15th is the same for us, so you’ve got to go for the win.”
WHAT DID YOU THINK AT THE START. DID YOU SEE THE HOOD POP UP? WERE YOU WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED? “I was definitely wondering what happened. I knew it was the jet dryer that caused it, but it was one of those freak deals.”
-Ford Racing PR