While Brad Keselowski desperately wanted to end his win drought in Michigan, he rather ended his long streak without a last-place finish in the Cup Series.
Keselowski was fighting for a top spot with his Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney which resulted in a last-place finish for the No.2 Ford driver. Blaney finished second last. The finish meant that the Michigan native finished last for the first time in NACAR Cup Series Career, coincidentally at Michigan.
It was Keselowski’s 399th Cup series start. The streak is the longest among drivers without a last-place finish.
Keselowski finished second in the first race of the doubleheader at Michigan International Speedway. He sits third in the NASCAR Cup Series standings in the 2020 season, behind only Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin.
He asked forgiveness with his teammate after the race.
“I just lost it. It’s my fault. I feel really bad for my teammate, Ryan Blaney. He didn’t deserve that. I just came off of Turn 4, and [Harvick] was behind me and he gave me a push. And I swear, I went into the corner like 20 miles an hour faster than I had been all day and got past [Denny Hamlin], and I went to get underneath the 12, and I just slipped. I lost the back a little bit, and when I went to collect it, he was there and I wiped him out and myself out.
“So I feel terrible for everyone at Team Penske and especially Ryan Blaney. Gosh, he didn’t deserve that. I should have whoa’d way up. I had been running wide-open on the bottom all day and thought I could do it again. But with that big push, I overestimated the grip and ruined our day.”