With an interim crew chief and the help of three late cautions, Brad Keselowski was able to take his No. 2 Ford to the front Saturday night, earning a runner-up finish in the Go Bowling 400.
The Team Penske driver had an average running spot 15.95, but at the end of the night he had his seventh top five of the season.
He did it while being directed by engineer Brian Wilson, who was serving as interim crew chief for Paul Wolfe, who was serving the final race of his three-race suspension for a rules violation discovered after the March 19 Cup race at Phoenix.
“Brian’s done a great job, I would say,” Keselowksi told Fox Sports 1. “Two second-place finishes with him crew chiefing at the helm. I just wish we could have gotten a little bit more. I think we had a really good car and a shot at running with the front-runners.”
Keselowski started 17th and had one unscheduled pit stop for a loose wheel in the middle of the race.
“Every time we got up towards the front we had something go wrong,” Keselowski said. “Felt like if I had another 100 laps it would have been great.”
Watch the video for the full interview.