Brad Keselowski's career wins have come under interesting circumstances. His first career win was at Talladega, his second was a fuel mileage race at Kansas, his third (which I was in attendance for) was a strategy race at Pocono. All great wins, but not wins where he just charged to lead and won.
Then Keselowski won the Irwin Tools 500 last fall. Some people claim it was only because of the timing lines, as Keselowski certainly used them to his advantage.
But that can be put all to rest. Keselwoski lead 232 laps en route to victory lane Sunday. To put that number of laps that he lead in perspective, he lead 298 laps in total last season.
That was Keselowski's fifth career win. Suddenly a driver who in 2010 struggled to find his way with having only a fair of 10th place finishes and a 25th place points finish, is a consistent contender in the Sprint Cup series.
Keselwoski battled hard with 2003 champion and two time Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth for the win. Kenseth is not an easy driver to beat especially at Bristol, a track where he has won at twice and has lead over 700 laps at.
Keselowski has nicely fitted into the leadership role at Penske. After Penske and Kurt Busch parted ways, Keselowski was suddenly the driver the team looked at. With a contract extension until 2014. Bad Brad will be only continue to get better.
A driver who shows shades of Dale Earnhardt and Tony Stewart, the sky is the limit.