Seems those who were up front most of the race had some fuel problems.
Keselowski Slays the Monster
By: Pete Pistone on September 30, 2012 | 5:35 P.M. EST
Keselowski and crew chief Paul Wolfe used fuel mileage strategy to score their fifth win of the season and second of the Chase in Sunday’s race at the “Monster Mile.”
It was the Penske Racing driver’s first career Dover win in six starts.
“Just proud of the effort,” said Keselowski. “This has been one of my worst tracks. I ran up front all day. I may not have had the best car but hung around in that top five, just kept creeping around and when you do that, you put yourself in position for good things to happen. That’s what this 2 team has done the last few months.
“Man, if we keep doing this the next seven weeks it will be an awesome seven weeks. I’m just really, really proud of the effort today.”
Keselowski pitted on lap 311 and was able to stretch his fuel load the final 89 circuits while others came up short to take the checkered flag.
“Brad did a great job saving us some fuel there at the end to where we didn’t have to fully back down,” said crew chief Paul Wolfe. “Dodge gives us great fuel mileage and all the guys back at the engine shop give this team engines that allow us to get the fuel mileage we need to win races like this. A great job by everyone involved today.”
Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards rounded out the top five.
Read more at MRN.
See the rest of the final field here.