Cup Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford, pits his car damaged by a jet dryer early in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Published on April 8th, 2014 | by Michael J Smith


Jet Dryer Damages No. 2 At Texas

The Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway got off to an ominous start when Brad Keselowski suffered damage after he got a little too close to a jet dryer.

NASCAR waved the green and yellow flag simultaneously to start the race because the track was not quite dry enough for racing.

On the first lap, Keselowski was circling the track behind the pace car when he drove by a jet dryer. The force of the wind from the dryer popped Keselowski’s hood flaps and damaged his hood.

He received permission from NASCAR to come down pit road to get his roof flaps reset.

On that stop, the team couldn’t perform any other service on the car, per NASCAR. They could only assess the damage.

Keselowski had to make another two stops because the crew couldn’t get it fixed. The No. 2 Penske Racing crew eventually taped the hood down and Keselowski was able to maintain his starting position.

Keselowski rallied to finish 15th.

Ryan Newman, Justin Allgaier, Jamie McMurray and Danica Patrick also made pit stops to get their roof flaps and cowl flaps reset. They were allowed to maintain their starting positions.

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