Brad Keselowski always has a lot to say and is one of NASCAR's most thoughtful, articulate drivers. So whenever he wins, there are plenty of good quotes.
Here are Keselowski's five most interesting comments from his post-race news conference after winning Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway:
On his team rallying after a wreck in practice:
They put together a backup car from last year in 100-degree heat in an hour's time – not even an hour. It was like 40 minutes. I wish I had a stopwatch for that. ... And that's what badasses do, and that's what got us to Victory Lane today, and I'm proud of these guys for it. Damn proud of them.
On his practice incident with Juan Pablo Montoya and why he was so upset:
I don't like being pushed around, and I felt like what happened on the racetrack, that someone was pushing me around, and I don't like that. I hate that. I can't stand it, and I won't stand for that. I can't stand it.
On the importance of making the Chase top 10 and not just the wild card:
I think you all got the points backwards. You look at who is leading with most points earned. That don't mean anything. The only thing that means anything is what's going to restart when the Chase is going, when it starts. That's going to be based off of who is in the top 10 and who has the most wins. That is the only thing that matters.
On his steering wheel breaking just prior to the start of the race:
I put it on before the race started, gave it a tug and it broke in my hands. If that would have happened on the racetrack today we'd have been obviously not winning the race – and potentially worse.
On hearing from the fans via Twitter after his win:
I like it a lot. I like how the fans engage us back. I mean, hell, that's what y'all (reporters) are: You're the voice of the fans, right? Sometimes I've got the way to go direct to them and I like to do both. I think it's fun.