Watch: Daytona 500 favorite Brad Keselowski wrecks out of Can-Am Duel
Brad Keselowski will start from the rear of Sunday's Daytona 500 after getting involved in a wreck with three laps remaining in Thursday's first Can-Am Duel.
Racing alongside Penske teammates Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney, Keselowski slid down the track to stay in the draft behind Logano only to have Jamie McMurray attempt to go around him on the high side. Keselowski then slid back up the track but McMurray quickly closed the gap, giving Keselowski no where to go.
Not tonight, Brad K fans. Trouble for Keselowski in Daytona. https://t.co/39rcPKZe5d— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 16, 2018
Keselowski, who began Speedweeks at the favorite to win the Daytona 500 has become quite the restrictor-plate racer the past few years. He has six plate wins in points races overall, five of which were at Talladega (including his first career win in 2009).
His lone win at Daytona came in the July race of 2016. He also won The Clash last week but his Daytona 500 record is subpar, finishing 20th or worse in the last three 500s. His best finish was third in 2014.
If anyone can start from the rear and pull off the win, it's Keselowski. If he were to win Sunday, he’d join a short list of drivers who pulled off the Clash-500 sweep: Bobby Allison (1982), Bill Elliott (1987), Dale Jarrett (1996 and 2000), Jeff Gordon (1997) and Denny Hamlin (2016).