On Sunday the Chase for the Sprint Cup contenders weren't just racing for the win, they were running for the 2012 championship.
And for Brad Keselowski, slow and steady won the race.
No, Keselowski wasn't considered a favorite entering Dover International Speedway, but that didn't matter to him. His No. 2 Penske Racing team had the best strategy. While Keselowski's Dodge wasn't the class of the field, he just had to finish ahead of the Chase class -- and he did.
Keselowski won the AAA 400 and regained the points lead with his fifth victory of the season.
Keselowski stopped for fuel during the fourth caution with just over 85 circuits remaining in the race. The radio chatter during the final caution on Lap 318 delivered the grim reality. "Eight to 12 laps short on fuel," was the message relayed. Even winning crew chief Paul Wolfe warned Keselowski he was 10 laps light.
Who would conserve? Who would be forced to pit? And who would gamble?
With the title on the line, five-time ch...