While Brad Keselowski was sad to have come one position short of winning the race at Las Vegas, he expressed his happiness for the winner Kyle Larson.
The Team Penske driver even went to the frontstretch to congratulate Larson.
The win is quite eventful for Larson as he is just four races into his comeback season in the Cup Series. The talented driver was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing and suspended by NASCAR back in April for using a racial slur in an iRacing event. He was subsequently signed by Hendrick Motorsports when his suspension was lifted.
“I’m just really happy for him,” Keselowski told FOX Sports. “I know he’s been through a lot over the last year. He’s a good kid. I’ve known him for a little while and he’s got a good family and just happy to see him bounce back.”
“If Kyle Larson wasn’t here, we’d have had a dominant day, but they were really strong,” he said. “He (Larson) has got some really good equipment now and he’s gonna keep showing it I’m sure.”
Keselowski later added that Larson being back in the Cup Series is a good thing for the sports in general. He also said that since he was not the one winning, he preferred Larson to win the race which Larson did.
“It’s tough for me to speak to what it means to the sport,” Keselowski said. “But I think it’s a good thing. I think everybody loves a good redemption story. He’s fought really hard for his opportunity to come back and making the most of it. I’m happy for him. I think I told him that, just happy for him.
“I wanted to win. I told him I wanted to win the damn race. But if I couldn’t, I’m glad he did. We’ve all been kind of pulling for him.”