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With Jimmie Johnson sitting in a disabled car in the garage area for a second consecutive weekend, the championship already had been clinched.
Even so, Brad Keselowski and crew chief Paul Wolfe had a goal in mind, even with just five laps remaining and that Sprint Cup trophy already being shined up and readied to hand over to the driver of the No. 2 team.
“P17 here, bud,” Wolfe relayed over the radio, referring to Keselowski’s position on the race track. “Want one more spot.”
“You and I are thinking alike,” came the response from the cockpit.
They didn’t want to back into it, not after coming this far. About an hour earlier, the championship battle had become tighter than most imagined, with Johnson leading the race and Keselowski battling the specter of fuel-mileage issues. The five-time champion even briefly assumed the points lead on the race track, forging ahead by seven when the No. 2 car ran out of gas just before a pit stop. And suddenly, it all changed — there was a lug nut ...
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Brad Keselowski captured his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title on Sunday.The title came in his third full season, though he had competed in parts of two seasons before he began driving the No. 2 Dodge at Penske Racing.
In 2010, Keselowski won the NASCAR Nationwide Series title. That same year he struggled at the Sprint Cup level producing just two finishes inside the top ten....
Brad Keselowski started the last race of the season with a 20 point lead in the NASCAR standings over Jimmie Johnson. Brad had a commanding lead but not one that couldn’t be overcome by Jimmie if he was able to perform well and Brad was not. It didn’t work out that way. The week started [...]
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, met with the media on Saturday to discuss Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 from the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
Brad Keselowski Nascar Championship Victory Race
Brad Keselowski can’t lose, can he? It doesn’t matter what anyone else does if he finishes in the top 15. The race today at Homestead is really one big victory lap for the Miller Lite driver. He even fittingly gets to start on the front row after original pole-setter Joey Logano wrecked during practice on Saturday. After...
Brad Keselowski has won his first NASCAR championship.
The 28-year-old Detroit native clinched the Sprint Cup title Sunday when fellow title contender Jimmie Johnson pulled out of the season finale because of a parts failure. The championship is the first for longtime NASCAR owner Roger Penske and gives outgoing car manufacturer Dodge the sweetest of parting gifts.
Brad Keselowski got some help on the last day of practice for NASCAR's Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Pole sitter Joey Logano was involved in a three-car accident during the first of two practice sessions Saturday, switched to a backup car and will start from the rear of the field Sunday.
That will move Keselowski, who had qualified third, to the front...
The second-to-last race of the year was held at Talladega, I mean Phoenix, last week, and a jolly sight it was.
One part NASCAR, two parts World Wrestling Federation, and three parts drama, Arizona finally emerged as a worthy home of a closing round of the title battle. As many commentators have pointed out, the overall bottom line–the championship battle between Jimmie Johnson...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. Jimmie Johnson's chase of a sixth Sprint Cup title, so seemingly close to becoming reality just a week earlier, ended abruptly and prematurely on Sunday.
Johnson, the overall Cup points leader entering the previous week's race at Phoenix, ran strong but suffered a late pit-road penalty and then an early exit in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway...
During Friday's time trials at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Joey Logano knocked Sprint Cup championship contender Brad Keselowski off the front row for Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400.
During Saturday's first practice session, Logano restored Keselowski to the front of the field -- without meaning to -- giving third-place qualifier Keselowski a possible leg up in his title...
Jimmie Johnson is not use to failure. The term veteran is not used for Johnson, instead he is referred to as the number five. Five-time. Johnson came up short in his bid to win his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. Johnson found losing “disappointing” as he spoke about it following Sunday’s race.
“Definitely disappointing, but again, I feel that we had the speed, we had...
Ryan Blaney finished 28th at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the No. 29 Cooper Standard RAM on Friday evening. The Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) driver had a tough ending to the night in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season finale.
Blaney qualified in the 16th position on Friday afternoon pacing the 1.5 mile oval in 32.472 seconds or 166.297 M.P.H. to...
Dodge is preparing to say goodbye to NASCAR.
And if everything goes as expected Sunday, it will be one heck of a going-away party.
Dodge driver Brad Keselowski entered the Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 20-point lead over five-time champion Jimmie Johnson.
Penske Racing's rising star has to finish 15th or better to clinch his first championship...
This week, “Frat House Mike” & Sidekick bring the final standings for the 2012 NHRA season then move right over to the second to final NASCAR “Chase race where Jeff Gordon purposefully wrecked Clint Bowyer. Who sits atop the leader board now with just one race remaining? MLB is the schedule with Mike’s rant about…
Joey Logano won the pole last night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale Sunday at the Homestead/Miami Speedway.
However, he will have to relinquish that spot to start tomorrow’s race due to a practice incident in the first practice today and was forced to go to the back up. Logano was caught up in a wreck on the front stretch with Greg Biffle and his teammate Denny Hamlin....
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Brad Keselowski won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. A mistake on pit road coupled with a parts failure dropped him to third in the standings.