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The fuel strategy that was supposed to carry Jimmie Johnson to a sixth championship instead made a winner of his teammate, Jeff Gordon, who triumphed in Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway as Brad Keselowski locked up the NASCAR Sprint Cup title.
Gordon crossed the finish line 1.028 seconds ahead of Clint Bowyer, his nemesis from a week ago at Phoenix, as Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet sat forlorn in the garage, Johnson's title hopes the victim of a pit road mistake and a rare part failure.
Ryan Newman ran third, followed by Kyle Busch and Greg Biffle.
Keselowski finished 15th, a lap down, but Johnson’s difficulties took the suspense out of the title fight in the closing laps of the race. Johnson entered the season finale 20 points behind Keselowski, but his 36th-place result cost him second place in the final standings.
The Cup championship was the first for team owner Roger Penske, and the first since 1975 for car maker Dodge, which is leaving Cup racing...
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Yep. Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship after competing in today’s season ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Keselowski finished 15th – but that was all he needed to do in order to capture his first Cup series title. After that, it was ‘Miller time’. Keselowski even admitted to Sportscenter that he was "a little buzzed" during the...
Going into Sunday's season-ending NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, everyone pretty much thought things would turn out the way they did. But I've got to be honest: The race caught us a little off guard.
We felt like Jimmie Johnson and the 48 team were going to swing for the fence because they had to since they entered the race 20 points behind leader Brad...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – This Thursday marks 20 years to the day when a bright new sponsor took a chance on a rookie driver with a newly formed Hendrick Motorsports team. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Jeff Gordon burst on the NASCAR Cup Series scene in a big way at the season-ending race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1992 with global Fortune 500 Company DuPont as a sponsor. The...
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...
The kid who stole the show at the season-opening Daytona 500 ended the year under the biggest spotlight of them all Sunday, beating five-time champion Jimmie Johnson to deliver the first Sprint Cup championship to Penske Racing.
Brad Keselowski obviously getting it in after the big win. Obviously an opportunity to celebrate, but Brad was making no point to hide the fact he was throwing...
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....
Joey Logano won the pole Friday for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with championship contenders Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson not far behind.
Keselowski will start third Sunday in the 400-mile race. He takes a 20-point lead into the finale over five-time champion Johnson.
Keselowski only needs to finish 15th or better - or 16th or better...
After pitting for fuel and tires on Lap 205 of Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Brad Keselowski had a sinking feeling Jimmie Johnson was going to win the race.
Keselowski also knew he would have to stop for fuel one more time, and he knew that Johnson, who had come to pit road on Lap 158, could go the distance after stopping on Lap 214.
Penske Racing driver and newly-crowned 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski will appear Thursday in America's Thanksgiving Parade® on the streets of downtown Detroit, Mich.
The 28-year-old Keselowski, a native of Rochester Hills, Mich., became the first Penske Racing driver to win the title in NASCAR's premiere series on Sunday in the series season finale...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The fuel strategy that was supposed to carry Jimmie Johnson to a sixth championship instead made a winner of his teammate, Jeff Gordon, who triumphed in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway as Brad Keselowski locked up the NASCAR Sprint Cup title.
Gordon crossed the finish line 1.028 seconds ahead of Clint Bowyer, his nemesis from a week ago...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brad Keselowski won the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship today at Homestead-Miami Speedway, earning owner Roger Penske’s first title in NASCAR’s premier series.
For owner Penske, the wait that began before Keselowski was born (1984) finally is over. Penske Racing, which entered the NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 1972, ended the longest non-championship...
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...
HOMESTEAD, FL – 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...
No doubt by now you've seen a slightly buzzed 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski do his post race piece on the four letter network, which featured him after a few adult beverages, looking very much like a 28 year old guy that just won a ton of money. It didn't end there. FVP has some of the funnier moments from his presser at Homestead after the race."I...
A new champion has been crowned. Brad Keselowski is now on top of the world as the new Sprint Cup Series Champion. After three full-time seasons in the Sprint Cup Series, Keselowski is now the champion. More notably, Roger Penske is finally a Sprint Cup Series Championship winning owner after forty plus years in the sport. Keselowski raced his race all afternoon and he, his team...