By: Robbie Mays – @robbiemays | MRN.com on August thirteen, 2017 | 7:14 P.M. EST&#thirteen;
“We put in as a lot effort as we might. We gave it one hundred pc effort and I used to be actually pleased with my workforce for that.” (Photograph: Getty Pictures)&#thirteen;
BROOKLYN, Mich. – Brad Keselowski was a dominant drive early however acquired shuffled again late and completed seventeenth in Sunday’s Pure Michigan four hundred at Michigan Worldwide Speedway.
The Rochester Hills, Michigan native led 5 occasions for a race-excessive a hundred and five laps after profitable his first profession pole at his house monitor earlier within the weekend.
“It simply didn’t come on the market on the finish however it was good to steer a bunch of laps,” Keselowski stated. “That was good and one thing I used to be actually pleased with.”
“The workforce did a very good job. We executed in qualifying and all of these issues, and we actually made probably the most out of every thing we had as we speak. It simply didn’t come out our approach.”
Keselowski gained Stage 1 Sunday at Michigan and completed second in Stage 2. Keselowski maintained his spot close to the entrance of the sector for a lot of the second half of the 200-lap race.
After restarting tenth on Lap 148 after a warning, Keselowski wasn’t capable of make up floor on the leaders and later tried a technique transfer of taking two tires on Lap 188 throughout one other warning.
He restarted eleventh on the ultimate extra time restart of the day earlier than falling again to seventeenth by the point the checkered flag flew.
“We tried a bit technique to sort of get one thing out of it, however the best way all of it performed out I ended up getting the underside lane on restarts and getting completely swallowed,” Keselowski stated.
Keselowski is securely locked into the NASCAR playoffs after two wins earlier this season and sits fifth general in factors, 213 factors out of the lead.
Keselowski was joyful he gained the pole and led probably the most laps however was finally disillusioned about nonetheless not profitable at his residence monitor.
“I really feel like we left all of it out on the race monitor. There isn’t far more you are able to do than that,” Keselowski stated. “I really feel like that is in all probability the perfect race I’ve run as a driver right here and it simply wasn’t sufficient.
“We put in as a lot effort as we might. We gave it one hundred pc effort and I used to be actually pleased with my workforce for that.”