Brad Keselowski picked up his third Top-10 finish of the 2022 NASCAR Cup in the Ambetter 301 Sunday (July 17) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Keselowski’s seventh-place finish was his highest finish yet with his new team and was the 2012 champion’s highest finish since a third-place finish at Martinsville last October.
“We had a decent day here,” Keselowski said. “The Kohler Generators Ford Mustang climbed really far that last run. I think we went from somewhere around the late teens and 20’s up to seventh on that last run.”
Keselowski started ninth, and while he didn’t pick up stage points, he managed to pass multiple drivers within the Top-10 in the closing laps of the race.
“I am proud of our team for the effort today,” Keselowski said. “It was certainly an up and down day today and it was good to finish on an up note.”
Additionally, Keselowski overcame a scuffle with Austin Dillon, which saw the two drivers beat fenders and intentionally run into each other on the backstretch during a caution period.
“I will talk to him privately,” Keselowski said. “I don’t need to be a jerk over the media.”
After the New Hampshire race, Keselowski is 29th in driver’s points, 323 points behind the playoff cutline. It will take a win for Keselowski to have a shot at the NASCAR Playoffs.
Keselowski has qualified for the playoffs every year since 2014 and has won at least one race per season since 2011.