Monday, Mar 27

MENCS: Brad Keselowski wins STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Brad Keselowski put on a dominate performance Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, leading 446 of the 500 lap race. Sunday marked Keselowski's second win of the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.

It was also driver NO. 2's 29th career NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series win and his second at the paperclip.

"The car was really good," Brad Keselowski told FS1. "Just a great day for our team. Awesome execution on pit road. Just one of those days you dream of as a race car driver where you have a great car."

Chase Elliott, who finished second, tried to make a late-race surge on Keselowski but ran out of time.

"Our Camaro was good and felt we were about as even with him (Keselowski) as we could be," Chase Elliott told FS1. "I tried to move up there at the end, but don't know if i could have got him, maybe if i had moved up a little sooner. Maybe next time."

Rounding out the top five were Chase Elliott in second, Kyle Busch in third, Ryan Blaney in fourth and Denny Hamlin in fifth.

Kyle Busch, who made the 1,000th start of his NASCAR career would finish third, snapping his two-race winless streak (ISM Raceway and Auto Club Speedway).

Rounding out the top ten were Kevin Harvick in sixth, Clint Bowyer in seventh, Martin Truex Jr. in eighth, Aric Almirola in ninth and Daniel Suarez in tenth.

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will head into Texas Motor Speedway in the running of the O'Rilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday, March 31 on FOX; green flag is scheduled for just after 3 p.m. Eastern.

Stage 1 Winner: Brad Keselowski

Stage 2 Winner: Brad Keselowski

Race Winner: Brad Keselowski


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