Posted November 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
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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 - which also would be the first for longtime NASCAR owner Roger Penske. Keselowski has finished 11th or better in the last 11 races, so barring an accident or a catastrophic failure, Keselowski will end the day hoisting a trophy in Victory Lane. And no one wants it more than Dodge. ''It's weird. It's bittersweet. It's exciting. It's amazing,'' said Ralph Gilles, president and CEO of Dodge's SRT Brand and Motorsports. ''The feeling is amazing. It's kind of our mantra: If we're going to be in it, we're going to be in it to win it.'' Dodge is s...
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