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Jimmie Johnson is not use to failure. The term veteran is not used for Johnson, instead he is referred to as the number five. Five-time. Johnson came up short in his bid to win his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. Johnson found losing “disappointing” as he spoke about it following Sunday’s race.
“Definitely disappointing, but again, I feel that we had the speed, we had 80 percent of the Chase that we needed to have. So it’s hard to be real down on myself or real down on where we finished. These championships are special, and it takes an entire 10-race – clean 10 races to win one of these things. We hurt ourselves in Phoenix, and then today didn’t help.”
Johnson entered the race needing a win, Brad Keselowski simply needed a 15th place finish. At one point during the race it looked like Johnson would pull off the win adding pressure on Keselowski.
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“I said at the beginning of the week, 15th isn’
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Brad Keselowski had every reason to be excited on Sunday. Keselowski beat out five-time champion Jimmie Johnson to capture not only his first Sprint Cup championship, but the first one for Penske Racing, as well.
So, by the time the 28-year-old was ready for his SportsCenter interview, he had admittedly already taken in a few drinks from the...
Brad Keselowski did in fact win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship on Sunday in Miami. And boy did he celebrate the occasion. After starting the party early on in the evening, Keselowski showed up for a SportsCenter interview with Kevin Connors with what appeared to be a several hundred ounce glass full of Miller Lite, Keselowski's sponsor. Lucky guy. Makes me wonder...
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Before the party continued at the W in South Beach, Brad Keselowski lugged his new trophy down the backstretch at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
His mission? The perfect avatar photo.
"I want it dark," Keselowski said. "Like Batman and (crap)."
As he strolled away from the generator-powered lights, the new Sprint Cup champion experimented with several poses and...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. Jimmie Johnson's chase of a sixth Sprint Cup title, so seemingly close to becoming reality just a week earlier, ended abruptly and prematurely on Sunday.
Johnson, the overall Cup points leader entering the previous week's race at Phoenix, ran strong but suffered a late pit-road penalty and then an early exit in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway...
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.
Brad Keselowski got some help on the last day of practice for NASCAR's Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Pole sitter Joey Logano was involved in a three-car accident during the first of two practice sessions Saturday, switched to a backup car and will start from the rear of the field Sunday.
That will move Keselowski, who had qualified third, to the front...
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...
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...
Joey Logano won the pole last night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale Sunday at the Homestead/Miami Speedway.
However, he will have to relinquish that spot to start tomorrow’s race due to a practice incident in the first practice today and was forced to go to the back up. Logano was caught up in a wreck on the front stretch with Greg Biffle and his teammate Denny Hamlin....
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Brad Keselowski won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. A mistake on pit road coupled with a parts failure dropped him to third in the standings.