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Brad Keselowski wanted to see for himself.
Having heard about some of the aerodynamic difficulties drivers encountered in early tests of the new 2013 Sprint Cup race cars on intermediate speedways, Keselowski was intrigued by the prospect of testing the car himself.
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup leader was so intrigued, in fact, that he was willing to take a break from intense preparation for the final four Cup races to drive the 2013 Ford Fusion instead of his customary No. 2 Dodge.
He had his chance on Tuesday and Wednesday in a combination new car/Goodyear tire test at Phoenix International Raceway, the first test of NASCAR's 2013 models on a one-mile flat track.
Keselowski, who will drive Fords next year when Penske Racing makes a manufacturer switch, liked what he saw and felt in the new car.
"I thought it was a great test," Keselowski told the NASCAR Wire Service. "I had heard rumors that things weren't going so well with that car, so it felt goo...
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Jimmie Johnson's championship hopes got a boost Friday when he won
the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at
Martinsville Speedway while points leader Brad Keselowski qualified
Brad Keselowski differed from those who talked about the aerodynamic problems of the 2013 Sprint Cup cars. Keselowski was given a chance on Tuesday and Wednesday to test the 2013 Ford Fusion at Phoenix. Keselowski’s chance to drive the car was the first tire test at a one-mile flat track. “I thought it was a great test,” Keselowski told the NASCAR Wire Service. “I had heard...
Brad Keselowski talks like racing continues to be business as usual.
The 28-year-old is leading the standings in NASCAR'S Chase for the Sprint Cup, and while his margin over five-time champion Jimmie Johnson is only seven points, and perennial contender Denny Hamlin is only 20 points behind, Keselowski quickly dismisses talk that being chased in the chase means pressure.
Brad Keselowski kept himself on the championship track with a race-long rally Sunday…
Jimmie Johnson's championship hopes got a boost Friday when he won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway while points leader Brad Keselowski qualified 32nd.
Johnson, a five-time champion, gained not only the top starting spot, but the stall at the front of pit road, giving him unimpeded access to the track.
He trails Keselowski by...
If history holds true to form at the most historic of NASCAR tracks, Martinsville Speedway could be Brad Keselowski's Waterloo. Conversely, the .526-mile paper-clip circuit could also be the best opportunity for Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin to loosen Keselowski's grasp on the NASCAR Sprint Cup series lead.
So far this season, Keselowski has answered all challenges and...
The NASCAR HOTPASS lineup for the TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway is as follows:
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Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team of Penske Racing
Brad Keselowski will make his 122nd career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his sixth at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway … Has two top-10 finishes in five career Sprint Cup starts at Martinsville...
Jimmie Johnson dominated, as expected, at Martinsville Speedway, and Brad Keselowski didn't flinch.
This championship duel might go down to the wire after all.
Johnson, a five-time series champion, raced to his seventh career victory on NASCAR's trickiest oval Sunday, and the triumph helped him erase a seven-point deficit and supplant Keselowski as the points leader with...
MARTINSVILLE, VA – Ryan Blaney finished eighth at Martinsville Speedway in the No. 29 Draw-Tite RAM on Saturday afternoon. The Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) driver had an impressive debut in his first race at Martinsville.
Blaney qualified in the 11th position on Saturday morning pacing the 0.526 mile oval in 19.842 seconds or 95.434 M.P.H. to begin the Kroger 200.
Lap 18 brought...
The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series race into the Martinsville Speedway for this Saturday’s Kroger 200 and Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500. Brad Keselowski maintains the points lead over Jimmie Johnson on the Cup side, while Ty Dillon is barely edging out James Buescher in the Trucks. The action starts at 11 AM EST with Truck practice and goes all the way until...
Jimmie Johnson promises "it will be a fight to the end."
And with three races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, it appears that Johnson and Brad Keselowski are the only heavyweights remaining for the title bout.
However, it was Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team that won every round at Martinsville Speedway.
Johnson started from the pole to guarantee...
Jimmie Johnson held off Kyle Busch on a restart with five laps to go Sunday and won for the seventh time in his career at Martinsville Speedway.
The five-time series champion moved into the lead in the championship standings, two points over Brad Keselowski with three races remaining.
Keselowski started 32nd, methodically worked his way forward, and took a late gamble to grab the...
Past Martinsville Success An Opportunity For Johnson
For Jimmie Johnson, Sunday’s Tums Fast Relief 500 represents a huge opportunity – the opportunity to return to the lead of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ and take a major step toward a sixth series championship.
With the postseason winding down – just four races remain – the pressure is on Johnson to use his clear...
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, won the pole for Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500 from the Martinsville Speedway. After qualifying ended he spoke to the media about the pole win and his outlook for the race. Below is the transcript from that meeting.
YOU’VE GOT A LOT OF THOSE CLOCKS OVER THERE JUST TALK ABOUT STARTING UP FRONT OBVIOUSLY A GREAT PLACE TO BE...
Mr. Martinsville is back.Holding off Kyle Busch during a five-lap closing green-flag run at Martinsville Speedway, polesitter Jimmie Johnson won Sunday's TUMS Fast Relief 500 at the .526-mile short track and grabbed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series lead from sixth-place finisher Brad Keselowski. Johnson's fourth victory of the season and his seventh at Martinsville leaves Johnson...