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Kobalt 400: Winners and Losers from Las Vegas

And the winner is: Brad Keselowski, Paul Wolfe and the entire Team Penske No. 2 car team. OK, so it was a fuel-mileage win, but it was a win nonetheless for the 2012 Sprint Cup champion, who did not make the Chase field last year. Sunday’s victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) essentially locks him into the Chase. This was his first Cup win of the year and his 11th in 164 races. Runner-up Dale Earnhardt Jr. admitted in the post-race press conference that his team members knew they would likely be short on fuel. They gambled...and lost. Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a bellwether for each team's 1.5-mile track setup. New rules, which made substantial changes to the race cars for the 1.5-mile tracks, were in pl...

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