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Lap-By-Lap Recap: Keselowski has hood trouble

April 07, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion has rough start to Duck Commander 500

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NASCAR.com's Lap-By-Lap chronicles 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski's rough start and rise to the lead in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Lap 2: Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman have received permission from the scoring tower to reset their cowl flaps and keep their position. They may perform no other service on the cars.

Lap 3: Keselowski regroups back on the front row, but his Team Penske crew seemed to be unable to completely lower the hood on the No. 2 Ford.

Lap 4: Keselowski is back on pit road, and Jamie McMurray brings the No. 1 Chevy down for the same issue.

Lap 5: Keselowski's crew has tape ready to close the seams in the hood. Danica Patrick, Justin Allgaier also swing down pit road for the same issue.

Lap 11: Green flag: Tony Stewart and fellow front-row starter Brad Keselowski guide the field into Turn 1 at speed.

Lap 56: Carl Edwards is the new second-place driver, scooting past Keselowski through turns 1 and 2.

Lap 59: Keselowski returns the favor and retakes second from Edwards in the same corner.

Lap 78: Keselowski has closed in on Stewart, moving past in turns 3 and 4 to take the lead for the first time today.

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