Keselowski placed in top five today at the GEICO 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
The race was rescheduled for today after a six-hour rain delay yesterday. Busch came in right after him, placing sixth, putting Busch in fourth in the standings and Keselowski sixth.
After his win on Saturday at the Dollar General 300 Nationwide Series, Keselowski is certainly paving the way for a bright season as the championships come closer. Keselowski, driving his No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge, started in sixth. Though he struggled earlier in the race with balance, he was able to move up in the order after implementing a strategy gamble. Busch started in third and led for most of the race in his No. 22 Shell / Pennzoil Dodge. Despite also struggling with balance, he was able to pull of a strong finish at sixth, placing high enough to rise in the standings.
Competition was fierce on the D-shaped oval, 1.5 mile track. Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick battled for first, staying neck and neck in the last few laps. Ultimately, Stewart took the win in his No. 14 Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevrolet and Harvick came in second. This is his 40th victory in 455 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch rounded up the top six.
Keselowski and Busch’s performance this weekend shows good signs for Team Penske as they enter the championship season.