Found November 11, 2012 on
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JIMMIE JOHNSON - WINNER
#48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet
· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 111.0
· Five wins, 18 top fives, 24 top 10s; four poles
· Average finish of 9.8
· Led 25 races for 1,719 laps
Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:
· Four wins, 12 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 5.3 in 18 races
· Series-best Average Running Position of 6.4
· Series-best Driver Rating of 118.4
· Series-high 506 Fastest Laps Run
· 587 Green Flag Passes, 13th-most
· Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 124.812 mph
· Series-high 4,267 Laps in the Top 15 (89.9%)
· 421 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), second-most
BEST OF MAXIM
Brad Keselowski was furious after Sunday’s race, despite retaking the points lead…
Brad Keselowski had some pointed words for his competitors regarding racing. Keselowski took offense to his driving at Texas being considered too aggressive and that some drivers, Tony Stewart, suggested he had a death wish out there. Despite racing clean, he heard it all week. After the Jeff Gordon/Clint Bowyer accident at the end of the race Sunday, Keselowski had enough. Here...
Brad Keselowski went into Phoenix International Raceway trailing Jimmie Johnson for the points lead, he left the race with a sixth place finish – and a 20 point lead over Johnson going into the last race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The difference was a blown tire and crash for Johnson on lap 235 of the AdvoCare500 – it turned the title picture around again, and...
By Tom Jensen
Brad Keselowski should have been beaming.
His sixth-place finish in Sundays AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, combined with Jimmie Johnsons crash, meant Keselowski will win the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway if he finishes 15th or better there.
And given that hes only finished worse than 11th once...
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team qualified 14th for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 – the ninth race of the 2012 Chase for the Championship – at Phoenix International Raceway.
Keselowski toured the one-mile oval in 26.350 seconds, or 136.622 miles per hour, in in the Friday afternoon time trial session. Sam Hornish Jr. qualified 26th in...
As cliche as it sounds, what a difference a week makes.
Last Monday morning, Jimmie Johnson held a slim but steady seven-point lead with two races remaining. Now, thanks largely to a blown tire, and Brad Keselowski's ability to avoid catastrophe, he's staring at a formidable 20-point deficit as the Sprint Cup heads to South Beach.
Keselowski continued his impressive run...
Jimmie Johnson's bid for a sixth NASCAR championship took a huge hit when he crashed late in Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Johnson appeared to have a tire problem 77 laps from the scheduled finish, and his car shot hard into the wall. The crash came just seconds after championship contender Brad Keselowski moved into the lead on the track.
Jeff Gordon was fined $100,000 by NASCAR for intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer that led to a brawl between their crews Sunday during the AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Speedway.
Gordon was not suspended for the season's last race, just fined $100,000 and docked 25 Sprint Cup Series championship points. Gordon's crew chief Alan Gustafson was placed on probation...
A chaotic race at Phoenix blew NASCAR's championship fight wide open Sunday, moving Brad Keselowski to the brink of a first Sprint Cup title for himself and team owner Roger Penske.
Keselowski heads into next week's season finale with a 20-point lead over five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. His car was better than Johnson's, but he capitalized when a tire failure...
What does Jimmie Johnson have yet to prove?
How about eight Sprint Cup championships?
"I want to be considered the best driver to ever sit in a stock car," Johnson said. "The undisputed way to pull that off is to win eight championships. That's what I said a few months back and I know that I put that mark way, way out there in front of me and it's a lofty...
NASCAR has gotten exactly what it wanted out of the Chase For The Sprint Cup “Playoff” format — drama. Last season’s championship battle was epic, as the top-two in points finished one-two in the season’s final race, which led to them tying in points. This season things are shaping up to be just as dramatic between Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski.
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There’s now one race left between a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title and Brad Keselowski. It would be the first for Keselowski’s team organization Penske Racing and the first for the young driver. The title would put a happy ending to what was otherwise a torturous year for Roger Penske and his group.
Penske brought back the IZOD IndyCar Series to Belle Isle in getting a group...