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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.
Keselowski qualified 32rd for Sunday's race, which could make him vulnerable to getting caught up in an accident. But Johnson and Hamlin have both started back in the field here and rallied for good finishes.
Hamlin says Keselowski can hope to convince himself that there's no pressure on him, but says that the pressure will surely crank up as Keselowski gets closer to realizing his championship dreams.
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the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at
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With the points as up in the air as they are, we're going to find out who can rise to the task. I feel like it's a make-or-break race for our points leader, Brad Keselowski, because I think this is truly a huge challenge in whether or not they can get by...
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.
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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
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Past Martinsville Success An Opportunity For Johnson
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Jimmie Johnson exudes quiet confidence. He knows this could be the weekend when he returns to familiar ground - leading the standings in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Denny Hamlin, too, feels the potential for a big gain looming.
After all, these two men own Martinsville Speedway.
They have won nine of the last 11 races at the track. They bring the two best average finishes here...