TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Brad Keselowski has won his first Sprint Cup Series race by pushing Carl Edwards into the lead, then driving off to victory when contact between the two cars sent Edwards sailing into the fence at Talladega Superspeedway.
Keselowski, driving in just his fifth Cup race, helped Edwards pass Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap of Sunday's race.
As they closed in on the finish line, Keselowski looked inside to pass Edwards. Edwards tried to block, and the two cars touched. Edwards spun into Newman's path, and his car flew over Newman's hood and into the safety fence. The fence held and no debris appeared to sail into the stands.