Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/29/14

CONCORD, NC - MAY 29: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Dodge, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Tech-Net Auto Service 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29, 2010 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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. All Keselowski had to do was stay out of trouble over the final 60 miles, which essentially turned out to be 40 victory laps around Homestead-Miami Speedway. Keselowski says over his radio, ''If he's in the garage, let's race.'' It is Dodge's first Cup championship since Richard Petty's title in 1975. And it surely will help Penske get over a heartbreaking second-place finish in the IndyCar championship in September.
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