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Brad Keselowski was once on the fast track in the Hendrick Motorsports farm system.
Now he's battling Rick Hendrick's five-time champion Jimmie Johnson for the 2012 Sprint Cup title.
With Nationwide Series team JR Motorsports, a Hendrick Motorsports sister operation owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Keselowski finished the 2007 season in the No. 88 Chevrolet. The next two seasons, Keselowski finished third twice in the points standings. In 2009, Keselowski ran a 15-race season in Sprint Cup - splitting his time between Hendrick Motorsports and James Finch's Phoenix Racing.
Five races into Keselowski's Cup career he hit gold with Finch in April 2009, scoring his first Cup win at Talladega Superspeedway.
Unfortunately for Rick Hendrick, this time there really was no room at the inn.
"We didn't have a spot at the time and so that's the way it goes," Hendrick said. "You never look back. I'm happy with what I've got."
While there had b...
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Jimmie Johnson's prerace strategy for this weekend is simple - plant a seed of doubt in the mind of opponent Brad Keselowski.
As the clock ticks closer to Sunday's season finale, which will decide the Sprint Cup championship, Johnson knows from experience that moments of uncertainty will start to flood Keselowski's mind.
After competing for multiple NASCAR titles -...
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, met with the media on Saturday to discuss Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 from the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
Brad Keselowski was a Hendrick Motorsports driver...
Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is the king of mind games and he doesn't mind reminding Brad Keselowski what's at stake at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend.
Keselowski takes a 20-point lead over Johnson into Sunday's finale. He needs only to finish 15th or better to win his first Sprint Cup title.
Johnson opened Thursday's news conference talking about...
Brad Keselowski got some help on the last day of practice for NASCAR's Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Pole sitter Joey Logano was involved in a three-car accident during the first of two practice sessions Saturday, switched to a backup car and will start from the rear of the field Sunday.
That will move Keselowski, who had qualified third, to the front...
Many would consider the 20-point cushion for Brad Keselowski enough to go ahead and crown him the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion.
And with the way he’s running this year and turning in strong finishes at tracks he usually struggles at, why wouldn’t you etch his name on the trophy?
He’s been clutch and running like a champion each week. All he has to do Sunday is finish 17th...
Brad Keselowski's worst finish in the Chase is 11th...
Brad Keselowski Nascar Championship Victory Race
Brad Keselowski can’t lose, can he? It doesn’t matter what anyone else does if he finishes in the top 15. The race today at Homestead is really one big victory lap for the Miller Lite driver. He even fittingly gets to start on the front row after original pole-setter Joey Logano wrecked during practice on Saturday. After...
Dodge is preparing to say goodbye to NASCAR.
And if everything goes as expected Sunday, it will be one heck of a going-away party.
Dodge driver Brad Keselowski entered the Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 20-point lead over five-time champion Jimmie Johnson.
Penske Racing's rising star has to finish 15th or better to clinch his first championship...
Joey Logano won the pole last night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale Sunday at the Homestead/Miami Speedway.
However, he will have to relinquish that spot to start tomorrow’s race due to a practice incident in the first practice today and was forced to go to the back up. Logano was caught up in a wreck on the front stretch with Greg Biffle and his teammate Denny Hamlin....