Brad Keselowski of Penske Racing Sunday won the Auto Club 400 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Auto Club Speedway, California.
Benefitting from a four-tire call on the last lap of regulation and two opportune cautions that extended the event nine laps beyond its scheduled distance, Keselowski passed pole sitter Kurt Busch on the 209th and final lap and pulled away to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
Trying to make one last desperation run at Keselowski, Busch scraped the wall in the final corner at the two-mile track, allowing Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick to pass him for the runner-up spot.
Keselowski arrived at the finish line .711 seconds ahead of Harvick, simultaneously taking the checkered flag and leading his first lap of the day.
Busch came home third, followed by Richard Childress Racing teammates Paul Menard and Ryan Newman. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon completed the top 10.
NASCAR Sprint Cup standings (top 5)
1-Kevin Harvick, 225 points
2- Joey Logano, 197
3-Martin Truex Jr, 192
4-Dale Earnhardt Jr, 164
5-Brad Keselowski, 163