Keselowski wins first Coca-Cola 600 in his career

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski won his first Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night. However, it wasn’t until past midnight on the East Coast when the race was finished.

Keselowski held off Jimmie Johnson to win the longest race in NASCAR history, according to the Fox Sports broadcasters. This was also the only race that he had with the Miller Lite sponsorship on the car for the 2020 season.

Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Getty Images)

This is Keselowski’s second career Cup Series win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He also won the 2013 Bank of America 500 at the facility on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Concord, N.C.

Keselowski held off Johnson in the two-lap overtime. While Johnson appeared to be close to challenge the Michigan native in the final lap, there was a gap that the seven-time champion could not overcome.

The 44-year-old Johnson had his best finish of the season with his second-place finish. He was his only Top 3 finish of the season, but his second Top 5 finish in 2020.

Chase Elliott was the third-place finisher. Like Johnson, Elliott had his best finish of the season in the longest Cup Series race of the season.

Alex Bowman led the most laps, as he had 164 laps led in the 405 total laps. Martin Truex Jr., who has had success at the Coca-Cola 600, was second with 87 laps led.

Kurt Busch was third with 54, while Elliott led 38 laps. Joey Logano had 26 laps led and Keselowski led 21 laps.

Johnson, Matt DiBenedetto, John Hunter Nemechek, Ryan Preece, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also led at some point of the race.

Three drivers did not finish the race. These drivers included J.J. Yeley, Bubba Wallace, and Clint Bowyer.

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