Keselowski Dodges Fiery Crash, Wins 'Dega

After one of the wildest races in the Nationwide series this season, Brad Keselowski emerged victorious, despite a range of factors which seemed to work against him. The victory is even more important for Keselowski, as last year it was here were he won his only Cup race in his career, in the 2009 season.

"It's an awesome feeling to be here in Talladega," Keselowski said after the race. "The track means a lot to me, and the fans that come here -- that die-hard NASCAR fan -- and to be able to win in front of them is pretty cool."

Keselowski barely managed to enter the race, after he damaged his car during the Sprint race earlier in the day. The damaged crush panels to his car meant he was poring carbon monoxide onto the track, three times the levels allowed by NASCAR.

Keselowski managed to get his car in front and, as he neared the checkered flag, all hell broke loose behind him. Dennis Setzer and his car were thrown into the catchfence because of a pile-up caused by Jamie McMurray. Setzer, who's car was turned into a fireball, escaped largely unharmed, largely due to the catchfence which kept him on the track.

Keselowski, unaffected by the crash, finished the race with Joey Logano literally glued to his rear bumper. Kevin Harvick, who won the Sprint race earlier, was stopped by Keselowski from becoming the first driver to win a Nationwide and a Sprint Cup race on the same day and finished third. The top five was completed by Jason Keller and John Borneman III.

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