So far in the 2014 season, there hasn't been a team that has totally dominated an event until Saturday night in Kentucky when Brad Keselowski led all but 68 laps in route to his second Cup Series victory of the season.
Keselowski certainly had the fastest car under the lights and was pleased with his team's chances heading into the second half of the year.
"We have got a really good stretch run going here over the summer, so it's very exciting for me personally, very rewarding, and I feel like we're in such a strong spot," said Brad about his performance.
The always confident Keselowski used his dominating run as a measuring gauge to where his team stands in comparison to his competition for a second Cup Series title.
"I think you pretty much get to where everyone has almost what they're going to have to finish off the year around this time," continued Brad on his championship chances. "And when you can run well at this point in time in the year, it bodes well for the final half of the season."
Crew Chief, Paul Wolfe, was pleased with his team's performance as well but wasn't ready to start making a place on the mantel for a second championship trophy, at least not yet.
"There's still a lot to be learned or gained with this package, so it's important for us to continue to work hard and keep building off of this momentum as we get ready to run for another championship," observed Wolfe after the race.
Keselowski had to overcome Kyle Busch after a late race caution to secure the win and that type of comeback certainly has put championship fever on his mind.
"I don't want to be a guy that contends for a championship every three or four years," continued Keselowski. "I want to do it each and every year, and I know that opportunity is here, and it's present, and I want to make the most of it."
Well, Keselowski certainly does not lack confidence and is not shy about speaking his mind in regards to a second title. Time will tell if he can live up to his expectations. I'm sure guys like Earnhardt, Harvick, and Johnson will have something to say about that.
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