Brad Keselowski is the winner of the first Daytona Duel

Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski

On Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, RFK Racing’s Brad Keselowski dominated the first of two Duel qualifying races.

As a consequence, Keselowski will line up third in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, behind pole sitter Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman on the front row.

With four laps to remaining, Keselowski, who recently became a driver/owner at RFK, took the lead. To the finish, he held off Ford teammates Austin Cindric, Ryan Blaney, and Chase Briscoe.

“I felt pretty good about our car in practice on Tuesday, and I gotta give credit to the Fords,” Keselowski told Fox Sports. “We worked really well together … We stuck together and we drove away and we got ourselves in position where we could control the finish of this race.

“I’m happy to see all those Fords up front. Good job to all those guys.”

Kaz Grala finished 18th after passing J.J. Yeley on the penultimate lap of the Duel. Grala qualified for Sunday’s race by finishing first among non-chartered drivers.

By participating in the draft, Grala, who races for The Money Team Racing (which is co-owned by boxing legend Floyd Mayweather), was able to track down Yeley.

“We got into a little line there with Kurt Busch pushing us and we were running fast lap times and I was hoping the timing was gonna work out,” Grala told Fox Sports. “It wasn’t by much, but it did. We caught him in (Turns) 1 and 2 on the very last lap and was able to get by [Yeley] for it.

“Pulled a couple years off my life, but it doesn’t matter because we’re gonna be out there on Sunday.”

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