Brad Keselowski's reaction to the misfortunes of Jimmie Johnson at Phoenix International Speedway last Sunday were unexpected.
When Johnson crashed and ended up in the garage, Keselowski wasn't relieved. NASCAR's Twitter darling didn't gloat after regaining the point lead or tweet a snarky riposte chiding Johnson's setback.
Keselowski said he was "disappointed" that Johnson finished 32nd, just for the sheer motivation that a closer contest would have offered the driver for the season finale at Homestead Miami Speedway.
"I wanted the pressure of coming down here and having to win the race to win the championship, because that's the type of person I am," Keselowski said. "I want the ball. I want to be on the field on the last play with the ball thrown to me, and that's what that moment is. I thrive in it. That's what I want."
It would not be a surprise if Keselowski's desire will take him to the finish line. While the path has been far from easy, the Penske racer has risen to each...