Keselowski Leads ARCA Grads at Indy

Keselowski Leads ARCA Grads at Indy

Former Toledo Speedway ARCA Late Model winner Brad Keselowski scored his second consecutive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in Monday's Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard. Keselowski took charge late in the going, taking the lead for the first time at lap 136 and then leading again for just the final two trips around the historic 2.5-mile oval.

Keselowski, the 2012 Cup Series champion, is the son of 1989 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards national champion and 1983 Toledo Speedway late model champion Bob Keselowski. His older brother, Brian, is also a former winner in the ARCA Racing Series and the 2003 Toledo Speedway late model champion.

Other drivers with ARCA ties in the field included second-place finisher Erik Jones, who won at Berlin in 2013 driving for Venturini Motorsports. Jones is the 2017 Cup Series rookie of the year and a former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion.

Former ARCA winners Kyle Busch finished eighth, Paul Menard was ninth, and Ryan Newman was tenth, Joey Logano was 13th, Kyle Larson was 14th, Chase Elliott 15th, former series championship runner-up Michael McDowell was 17th, and 2011 series titlist Ty Dillon was 21st. Another former series champion, Chris Buescher, finished 25th.

Alex Bowman, who finished fourth in the series standings in 2012, was 33rd after involvement in an accident, but locked himself into the Cup Series playoffs, while 2008 series runner-up Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. finished 34th.

Charles Krall

Great to see Brad get his season on track as the Playoffs get started. He's been a big supporter of ARCA and our two weekly tracks, Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways. Also good to see Erik Jones get things rolling too.