By Tom Jensen
Brad Keselowski should have been beaming.
His sixth-place finish in Sundays AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, combined with Jimmie Johnsons crash, meant Keselowski will win the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway if he finishes 15th or better there.
And given that hes only finished worse than 11th once in the last 19 races, Keselowski is close to a lock to win the title, which would be team owner Roger Penskes first Cup championship in 40 years of trying for one.
For all of his adult life, this is the moment Keselowski has been pointing towards and he should have left the Valley of the Sun on the highest of high notes.
But instead of being happy after Phoenix, Keselowski was furious.
I felt like we had a race-winning car, and I wanted to take the points lead by winning a race and not relying on a failure, he said of Johnsons crash. But sometimes that's not how the sport works, and you have to accept tha...