By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer
Brad Keselowski wasn’t leaving the “Magic Mile” without a top-10 finish.
Keselowski battled along the likes of Denny Hamlin, Ross Chastain, and Kevin Harvick on Sunday en route to his third top-10 finish of the 2022 season. The No. 6 Kohler Generators Ford Mustang came home from the seventh position Sunday, his best finish so far of the season but it didn’t come easy.
After qualifying inside the top-10 for the first time since Martinsville in the spring, Keselowski raced extremely hard to stay inside the top-10, which he managed to do most of Sunday’s race. Despite not earning any stage points Sunday, Keselowski kept the No. 6 inside top-10 contention.
“We had a decent day here,” said Keselowski. “The Kohler Generators Ford Mustang climbed really far that last run. We went from somewhere around the late teens and 20’s up to seventh on that last run. I am proud of our team for the effort today. It was certainly an up and down day today and it was good to finish on an up note.”
Even though his drive and determination to earn a top-10 finish Sunday was impressive, it isn’t what is being talked about leaving New Hampshire.
THEY'RE FIGHTING WITH THEIR CARS!
Brad Keselowski and Austin Dillon are wrecking each other down the backstretch! #NASCAR
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 17, 2022
Keselowski and Austin Dillon went at it under caution at lap 164 dooring each other a few times. Both notably stated they were aggravated with the way the other driver raced them. Dillon ended his post-race media availability Sunday stating that “he just doesn’t like how some people race him.” and that “Nah, I don’t talk to him.” after being asked if he was going to talk it over with Keselowski.
“Hot in the cars and we all let our tempers get the best of us,” said Keselowski. “I will talk to him privately. I don’t need to be a jerk over the media.”