Brad Keselowski captured his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title on Sunday.The title came in his third full season, though he had competed in parts of two seasons before he began driving the No. 2 Dodge at Penske Racing.
In 2010, Keselowski won the NASCAR Nationwide Series title. That same year he struggled at the Sprint Cup level producing just two finishes inside the top ten.
Whether you like him or not you can not deny that Keselowski got better. And fast. A year after being nothing more than an also ran he went on an impressive run to make the 2011 Sprint Cup Series Chase. It was not meant to be though as six of Keselowski’s final ten finishes were outside the top-ten.
Keselowski got off to a rough start this year. It was not until the seventh race at Kansas that things began to turn around. Ten races later he had crept into the top ten. Over the next seven races he finished tenth or better, including a win at Kentucky.
When the Chase started at Chicagoland he sent out a warni...