Brad Keselowski goes from Dumb to Awesome

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The Geico 500 is in the books and only one of the four drivers at the bottom of the Sprint Cup Championship Chase that desperately needed a win managed to move on. Brad Keselowski pulled out his sixth win of the 2014 season at Talladega Superspeedway after trailing behind at one point in 41st place. Keselowski was also pegged in the side during a crash that brought out a caution flag. Is the former Champion really that good? Is he returning to Championship form that he had a few seasons back? It's hard to argue that the driver is in the hunt despite his mental meltdown last week following the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

In the course of a week Keselowski went from a complete Dumb%$# when he decided to start ramming cars after the checkered flag at Charlotte. One week later, as well as a fine and probation, the driver suddenly looks awesome again. You have to wonder if the fine really sent him a message or if his sponsors and team owner placed a bug in his ear. Regardless on why he had a great turnaround Keselowski moved onto the next round of the Championship Chase.  He joins fellow Chase drivers Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth.However; Newman's car failed post race inspection and will be sent to the R&D center for evaluation.

The drivers booted from Championship eligibility include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Khane, and Kyle Busch.

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