Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/13/12
I'm a big believer in the basic theory -- don't get off your gameplan in the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship race. Don't get off of what got you here the first 35 races. I'm living proof that getting off your gameplan will cost you a championship. We went to Atlanta the final race of the year in 1992 with Davey Allison, Robert Yates Racing and the No. 28 car and we got off of our gameplan. We got almost too conservative, we got almost too confident. If we would have just done what we did the first 30 races that put us in that position, I could say that I have a championship in my pocket. This weekend, Brad Keselowski and his Penske Racing team have a 20-point lead over Jimmie Johnson. They need to go to Homestead-Miami Speedway and be smart. Keselowski has to finish 15th or better to win the title. Be smart. Don't try to stretch fuel mileage. Don't try to run more laps on fuel than you need to run. Honestly, when you look at the points, he just has to finish in front of Johnson. N...
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