Keselowski wins first Chase race

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JOLIET, IL (TheSpread) – Brad Keselowski picked up his fourth, and perhaps biggest, win of the season on Sunday, as he won the 2012 GEICO 400 from Chicagoland Speedway.

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With this being the first race in the Chase for the Championship, Keselowski has now put himself up front in the point standings with this win. He sits 3 points ahead of Jimmie Johnson, who came in second on Sunday.

According to oddsmakers, Keselowski had 12/1 odds to win this race, which means a $100 wager on him to win will pay out an additional $1,200.

Johnson led the most laps in the race and had a strong day, while Kasey Kahne came in third and Kyle Busch found himself in fourth place.

For complete GEICO 400 results, see below.

2012 NASCAR GEICO 400 Results – September 16 – Chicagoland Speedway

1 Brad Keselowski (2)

2 Jimmie Johnson (48)

3 Kasey Kahne (5)

4 Kyle Busch (18)

5 Ryan Newman (39)

6 Tony Stewart (14)

7 Joey Logano (20)

8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

9 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

10 Clint Bowyer (15)

11 Sam Hornish Jr. (22)

12 Kevin Harvick (29)

13 Greg Biffle (16)

14 Mark Martin (55)

15 Paul Menard (27)

16 Denny Hamlin (11)

17 Aric Almirola (43)

18 Matt Kenseth (17)

19 Carl Edwards (99)

20 Trevor Bayne (21)

21 Jamie McMurray (1)

22 David Ragan (34)

23 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

24 Jeff Burton (31)

25 Danica Patrick (10)

26 Bobby Labonte (47)

27 Marcos Ambrose (9)

28 David Gilliland (38)

29 Landon Cassill (83)

30 T.J. Bell (32)

31 Travis Kvapil (93)

32 Kurt Busch (51)

33 Dave Blaney (36)

34 Regan Smith (78)

35 Jeff Gordon (24)

36 Casey Mears (13)

37 Cole Whitt (33)

38 Josh Wise (26)

39 David Stremme (30)

40 Joe Nemechek (87)

41 Scott Speed (195)

42 Mike Bliss (119)

43 Michael McDowell (98)

Updated Point Standings

1. Brad Keselowski

2. Jimmie Johnson -3

3. Tony Stewart -8

T4. Kasey Kahne -15

T4. Denny Hamlin -15

T4. Clint Bowyer -15

7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -17

8. Greg Biffle -21

9. Martin Truex Jr. -21

10. Kevin Harvick -24

11. Matt Kenseth -26

12. Jeff Gordon -47

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