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Brad Keselowski Fights Off Teammate Blaney For Stage 2 Win at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – JULY 23: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota, races Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wabash Ford, during the NASCAR Cup Series Super Start Batteries 400 Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at Kansas Speedway on July 23, 2020 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Award another Playoff point to Brad Keselowski, who took the Stage 2 win in Thursday’s NASCAR Cup Series Super Start Batteries 400 at Kansas Speedway. Keselowski had to fend off his Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney for the Stage Win.

Keselowski has now led three times for a total of 14 laps, and he sets his sights on his third overall race win of the 2020 season in the final Stage of the race.

Behind the Team Penske duo was Aric Almirola in third. Almirola, who has been on a hot streak as of late, came into Thursday’s race on a seven-race top-10 streak.

Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch fought tooth and nail for the fourth spot in the Stage, ultimately, Hamlin prevailed while Busch — who won Stage 1 — settled for fifth.

Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones, Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott rounded out the top-10 in Stage 2.

Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 1:

Finish Driver Stage Points Playoff Points
1 Brad Keselowski 10 1
2 Ryan Blaney 9 0
3 Aric Almirola 8 0
4 Denny Hamlin 7 0
5 Kyle Busch 6 0
6 Kevin Harvick 5 0
7 Erik Jones 4 0
8 Martin Truex Jr. 3 0
9 Jimmie Johnson 2 0
10 Chase Elliott 1 0

 

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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