"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, 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.