Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/21/12
Brad Keselowski won the opening NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup race, but can he convert that into a title? Only two drivers have managed to do so since the Chase began in 2004. Why? Probably one of the biggest reasons is that the guys that have been able to win those races, either played it a little too safe after that, thinking, "Man I've won a race if I can be consistent this probably will be enough to catapult me into being a champion" while other guys that didn't win, are looking at it and saying, "Hey, we've got to get on the stick" and they pick their game up a little bit. You have almost like two stories right there because your mental approach has so much to do with this series and so much to do with the way this Chase format is set up. In Tony Stewart's case a year ago, I think that Tony was being Tony. He was able to put some stuff together, get the right calls, right racetrack at the right time and really look strong when he needed it the most and he was able to carry...
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