TALLADEGA, Ala. - Brad Keselowski got a huge push from Kyle Busch to take the lead with a lap to go Sunday, then was able to prevent Busch from taking the Sprint Cup win away from him at Talladega Superspeedway.
A nine-car accident with four laps left brought out the yellow flag, setting up a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish.
Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth was the leader, and chose the outside line for the restart so Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle could line up behind him and push him to the victory.
That put Keselowski and Busch together on the inside line, but they drifted back on the restart as Kenseth indeed was able to jump out to a huge lead.
But Kenseth got a little too far away from Biffle, which gave Keselowski and Busch a chance to catch him. Busch pushed Keselowski to the front on the outside line, then waited to attempt a pass for the lead on the final lap.
"I had this whole plan if I ever got into that situation where I was leading," Keselowski said. "I thought about it and thought about it and dreamed about it, what to do. Sure enough going into [Turn] 3 it was just me and Kyle.
"I knew the move I wanted to pull, and it worked."
It put Keselowski in Victory Lane for the second time this season, and was team owner Roger Penske's first win in the Sprint Cup Series at Talladega. (Penske's organization has won all four of the IndyCar races so far this season.)
The victory was the first for Dodge at Talladega since Dave Marcis in 1976.