Brad Keselowski got a must win for himself at Talladega in the GEICO 500, and avoids elimination in the second round of the Cup Series Championship. Keselowski held off Matt Kenseth after two two-lap overtimes to advance to Round three. He joins teammate Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin, Kenseth, Carl Edwards, and Jeff Gordon with all drivers now reset to 4,000 points. However, reigning series Champion, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne, and Kyle Busch were all elimnated from the next round. Earnhardt and Busch were both involved in wrecks and Kahne finished 12th but had a large points deficit to overcome, and Johnson didn’t finish high enough at 24th. Following Kenseth’s second place finish, which was enough to advance him to the next round, were Clint Bowyer in third, Landon Cassill a career best finish of fourth, and Newman was fifth. Next race for the Sprint Cup Chase is the Goody’s 500 at Martinsville, Virginia this coming Sunday at 1:30Pm.