After a hard fought run at qualifying Brian Keselowski powered the #26 2XL - Slednecks -Schweitzer Title Dodge into the final qualifying spot for the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Driving a new car with little seat time to get used to the new ride, Brian who came off of a great qualifying run at Nashville the week before stepped it up for the team and knew he had to push it as far as he could to make the show. With three other cars bumping ahead of him on owners points Brian had a quick enough time to hang in there.
Starting at the back of the pack and starting the race strong Brian held on and charged up to a 27th place finish. Despite getting down a lap Brian held on and got the lucky dog to get back on the lead lap and having a small fender bender with only a few laps to go Brian kept it clean to hang on with the pack. With only 6 out of the first 7 starts Brian jumps up another 4 spots to move up to 32nd in the standings and the #26 car now sits only 2 spots out of the elusive top 30 in owners points.
With next weekend moving to the famed Talladega Speedway, Brian is looking strong having the super speedway experience on his side with a top 25 in the opening race of the season at Daytona International Speedway. The car is being prepped and the motor put in this week, look for a strong run “Ricky Bobby” style as Brian heads to Talladega!