Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/16/14
Jimmie Johnson is sitting 20 points behind Brad Keselowski going into championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway – he has a large gap to make up if the five time championship wants to be the one with the Sprint Cup series trophy at the end of the Ford Eco Boost 400. Keselowski only has to finish 15th in order to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup series championship. Johnson knows that Keselowski is tough,” Their trends this year have been strong…. we both have proven we are willing to race hard.” he said. However, if Johnson is nervous or has any doubts – he isn’t showing it.  “Something can happen here…” Johnson said of the race at Homestead, ” There’s still a lot of competition on the track. This isn’t just any other race, this is the championship race. [I am] very optimistic we will have a very fast race car.” Johnson’s average finish at Homestead is 13.5 – he has seven top ten finishes in eleven races. The numbers are solid but not great. Even with a win for Johnson at H
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