Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/12/13

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 22: 2010 Nationwide Series Champion Brad Keselowski, driver of the Discount Tire Dodge, poses after receiving the Nationwide Series Champions ring during the NASCAR Nationwide/Camping World Truck Series Banquet at Loews Miami Beach Hotel on November 22, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Jimmie Johnson knows a little something about rivalries. Over the course of his NASCAR Sprint Cup career, Johnson has enjoyed friendly competitions with his teammate Jeff Gordon and former teammate Mark Martin, followed by a curious exchange or two with Kurt Busch and more recently his matchup with Brad Keselowski in the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup. The battle between current champion Keselowski and Johnson here at Texas Motor Speedway last fall was one for the ages. On Thursday, Keselowski reminisced about that race, saying the experience sent a game-on message to his challengers that he could be competitive on tracks where he hadn't been in the past. Still, Keselowski felt the performance fell short of a true defining moment since he lost the race by 0.808 seconds to Johnson. Johnson characterized the relationship he shares with Keselowski as one that's similar to those with other A-listers in Sprint Cup, "where we are going to race hard." But J.J. fell short of calling it a ...
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