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Brad Keselowski drives No. 2 Ford Mustang to third-place finish at Martinsville Speedway

Brad Keselowski finished third in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday.

Keselowski’s top five finish added 34 points to his season total.

Keselowski started in sixth position and led five laps in the race. The 13th-year driver has collected 32 career victories, with 119 top-five finishes and 193 results inside the top 10.

Victory Lane at Martinsville Speedway is a familiar place for Keselowski, who has two career wins at the track. His third-place finish also marks the ninth time he has finished in the top five at Martinsville and his 14th top 10.

The Rochester Hills, Michigan native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting eight spots higher than his career mark of 14.4 and completing the race 11 places ahead of his 14.5 career average finish.

Keselowski’s third-place finish was against a field of 39 drivers. The race endured seven cautions and 52 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 14 lead changes.

Martin Truex Jr brought home the win in the race, followed by Ryan Blaney in the No. 2 spot. Behind Keselowski’s third-place finish, Joey Logano brought home fourth, and Chase Elliott took the No. 5 spot.

After Logano won the first stage, Jimmie Johnson drove the No. 48 car to victory in Stage 2.

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