Brad Keselowski finished second to the newly crowned NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott in the Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday.
However, Keselowski was lefted frustrated by some missed time on pit stops which ended up costing him the championship.
His No. 2 pit crew gave up six positions during a competition caution early in Stage 1, lost another four places during the Stage 2 break, Keselowski was able to rally, finishing 2.740 seconds behind Elliott’s No. 9 HM Chevrolet.
Brad Keselowski knows his pit stops weren’t the best and says he felt his car was pretty equal with that of championship winner Chase Elliott: pic.twitter.com/5LUeaXYhXy
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) November 9, 2020
“It’s a team effort, and just was tough to fight back through,” said Keselowski, who led 16 laps in a quest for his second Cup Series crown. “We got up to second there at the end, and I feel like we were pretty equal. The 9 car and I would have loved to have had a chance to race it out, but that’s not the way it played out.”
His pit crew really let him down
— Cole Outlaw (@Cole_Outlaw) November 9, 2020
Absolutely lost the Championship because of it.
— Paul Tonsaker ⚖ (@PrisonBull) November 9, 2020