Driver eyes first Cup win at home

Ke­selowski was born 90 miles from Michi­gan track

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - SPORTS -

Brad Ke­selowski has never won a NAS­CAR Cup Se­ries race at Michi­gan.

For some drivers, that might be no big deal, but Ke­selowski is from Rochester Hills, about 90 miles from Michi­gan In­ter­na­tional Speed­way.

“A win here would be like win­ning the Day­tona 500 for me,” Ke­selowski said. “A home track means a lot to any race car driver.”

He fin­ished sec­ond in 2012 and has five top-five show­ings in

17 starts.

He’ll have an­other chance

Sun­day, and af­ter qual­i­fy­ing sec­ond, he has to be con­sid­ered a con­tender.

Ke­selowski was one of six Ford drivers in the top seven in qual­i­fy­ing, in­clud­ing pole win­ner Kurt Busch.

Ke­selowski has won Xfin­ity races at Michi­gan, but he has no vic­to­ries there at the top level. Xfin­ity: Austin Dil­lon won the rain-short­ened LTI 250 at Michi­gan. The race was called af­ter 91 of the planned 125 laps fol­low­ing a three-hour rain de­lay.

For­mula One: Fer­rari’s Se­bas­tian Vet­tel claimed the pole po­si­tion in the Cana­dian Grand Prix with the fastest lap ever on the Cir­cuit Gilles Vil­leneuve in 1 minute, 10.764 sec­onds. The Mercedes of Valt­teri Bot­tas will start sec­ond. Max Ver­stap­pen and Lewis Hamil­ton fol­low.

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