Found November 14, 2012 on Fan View Point:
Brad Keselowski sits 20 points ahead of Jimmie Johnson as the Sprint Cup Series heads into the final weekend of the year at Homestead. Keselowski will clinch the 2012 Sprint Cup championship with a 15th-place or better finish this weekend at Homestead. If he leads one lap to get a bonus point, he can finish 16th and still win the title. By leading the most laps and earning that second bonus point, Keselowski can cross the finish line in the 17th position and still secure Penske Racing’s first Cup Series championship. It’s interesting to note that Keselowski has finished outside the top 15 in only six races this season. The Blue Deuce as finished in the top ten an astounding 23 times. “When I first came to Penske Racing, I viewed it as an organization with so much potential. I had a vision for what I knew this place could become, and I shared that with Mr. Penske in our first meeting together. And as he began to give (crew chief) Paul (Wolfe) and I the things that we needed, we began...
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