The final lap of the NASCAR Cup Series race saw a host of cars “collide in a fiery crash” at Daytona International Speedway.
Brad Keselowski has no regrets about the way he handled the final lap of the Daytona 500.
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Keselowski had a huge run on Team Penkse teammate and race leader Joey Logano about a mile from the finish line. Keselowski tried to pass Logano on the low side, but Logano blocked him and ended up crashing both of them.
Kyle Busch slammed into the side of Keselowski’s No.2 Ford, sending it spinning and hitting the wall again. Austin Cindric plowed into both, creating a brief explosion and fire. Each driver escaped unscathed.
“Had a big run down the backstretch, wanted the make the pass to win the Daytona 500 and it ended up really bad,” Keselowski said.
“Don’t feel like I made a mistake, but I can’t drive everyone else’s car. Frustrating.
“We were in position. It’s exactly where I wanted to be — running second on the last lap of Daytona with this package. Had the run, made the move and it didn’t work out.”
Michael McDowell drove by both and got the win, his first in 358 Cup Series starts. It was a stunning upset in NASCAR’s signature event.
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