Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/3/14

CONCORD, NC - MAY 29: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Dodge, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Tech-Net Auto Service 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29, 2010 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
If you're looking at which driver has a shot to become a first-time champion through this year's NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, look at Brad Keselowski. I just think he's got enough talent and enough dedication and that team owner Roger Penske is willing to try his dead-level best to get this championship for Dodge and to be able to silence some of his critics on the way out. I know some people are asking about the distraction of going to Ford, which Penske has announced plans to do for the 2013 season. I don't think Roger is distracted right now about going to Ford. I think that he is allowing his people, team president Tim Cindric and all the group over there at Penske Racing, to do what needs to be done and not have it hurt their current NASCAR Sprint Cup performance. Brad is talented enough that there's no bad racetracks coming up for him, that he should be able to challenge for the championship. He heads into the Chase with three Cup wins. And that puts him high in the s...
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