Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/1/12
Much to the chagrin of Penske Racing management, Brad Keselowski didn't have a prepared speech when he approached the dais to deliver the champion's speech at the NASCAR Sprint Cup banquet on Friday night. However, witnessing his picture alongside the title banners of Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt gracing the walls of the Lafite Ballroom at the Wynn, Keselowski mustered all the inspiration he needed. "That's pretty damn remarkable," Keselowski said. "I never thought I would see my name with those people." Keselowski's view from the head table will serve as a catalyst to try to repeat his title feat in 2013. Maintaining his stature among the sport's elite will be his greatest challenge. Just wishing to remain at the pinnacle won't make it so. And despite his "fight every day" mentality, Keselowski is keenly aware that he can't manage the success on his own. He'll continue to rely on his team to sustain his position at the sport's top level. But he s...
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