Brad Keselowski, who had a very good 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, had another great career victory at the 2012 Food City 500, which was raced at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Keselowski managed to lead the race for a whopping total of 232 out of 500 laps and he finished ahead of Matt Kenseth, among 41 other drivers.
In commemoration of Keselowski's exciting victory and to recap the 2012 Food City competition, I have created the following list of the top five drivers at the Bristol Motor Speedway race.
Keselowski, who is currently ranked as the 13th best driver in NASCAR, was able to reach the finish line at Bristol in the fastest time against the other NASCAR drivers. For being the victor of the competition, Keselowski earned 48 points and earned $186,770. Keselowski should be able to win a few more races this season as he is one of the best drivers in NASCAR.
Matt Kenseth, who led for a total of 45 laps during the race, came in second place at the Bristol Motor Speedway. He is now ranked as the third best NASCAR driver and he earned $179,821 for his stellar performance.
Martin Truex Jr.
Despite not leading any of the laps, Martin Truex Jr. was still able to come in third place. Truex Jr. earned $147,149 for his outing and is ranked as the fourth best current driver in NASCAR. I personally do not believe that he will finish the series as one of the top five drivers, but he should be pleased with how he performed in Tennessee.
Currently ranked as the eighth best driver in NASCAR, Clint Bowyer also had a great performance at the 2012 Food City 500. Bowyer earned $135,124 for coming in fourth place.
When I was watching the 2012 Food City 500, I believed that Brian Vickers had a solid chance at winning the race. He lead for 125 laps, but ended up coming up short and finishing in fifth place. The 28-year-old driver earned $98,535.
Tom Harrington has been an avid and dedicated follower of NASCAR since Jeff Gordon won his first race at the 1994 Coca-Cola 600.
Jenna Fryer, "Brad Keselowski dominates to win at Bristol," Yahoo! Sports.
"NASCAR Results: Food City 500," Yahoo! Sports.
- Brad Keselowski
- Bristol Motor Speedway
- Matt Kenseth
- Food City 500