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He then truly savored his victory, snagging a New England lobster and raising it in triumph.
Keselowski survived without a cut, splinter or pinch. He didn’t even fumble his championship crustacean. For once, his victory celebration was as perfect as his performance on the track.
He completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish. Keselowski followed up Saturday’s Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire, dominating in the No. 2 Ford for his third victory of the season.
“This was just such a phenomenal weekend and these don’t happen that often,” he said.
Keselowski had been in a slump with, of all things, his Victory Lane fun.
He needed four stitches to close a wound he received during his Victory Lane celebration in the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky. He tried to open the bottle of champagne by hitting it against a podium, and the bottle broke and cut his hand.
He joked he brought Kevlar-reinforced gloves that were touted as cut-proof.
Good thing. The New Hampshire winner traditionally receives a live lobster in Victory Lane.
“Apparently, I’ve got to win more and I’ll get better at it,” he said. “I think everybody got to hold the lobster. We’re looking forward to eating the lobster later this week. I hear they’re going to overnight the meat.”
He’ll get a taste of Loudon the Lobster — yes, that’s its name — a 20-pounder caught off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Keselowski keeps pilling up wins and has proved he may be even better than he was during ‘12 championship run.
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