published Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Keselowski edges Junior on last lap in Las Vegas

A pit crew member reaches to grab one of the used tires off of Brad Keselowski's car during a pit stop at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Las Vegas.
A pit crew member reaches to grab one of the used tires off of Brad Keselowski's car during a pit stop at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

LAS VEGAS — Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Keselowski swept a weekend's races for the first time in his career with his first Cup victory at Las Vegas. He also won Saturday's Nationwide Series race.

Keselowski capitalized when Earnhardt's fuel gamble failed. The 2012 Sprint Cup champion earned a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship after missing it entirely last season.

Earnhardt was just a few ounces of fuel shy of earning his second victory in three races to start the season. He also finished second last week at Phoenix.

Paul Menard finished third in front of Keselowski's teammate, pole-sitter Joey Logano. Carl Edwards was fifth.

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