Brad Keselowski is no longer leading the Sprint Cup points standings, but he remains confident in his Penske Racing team.
"Don't count us out," he said Sunday.
Keselowski's transformation at the Cup level since crew chief Paul Wolfe took control of the team in 2011 has been remarkable. Lest we forget, Keselowski finished 25th his rookie season. Once Wolfe came on board, Keselowski's learning curve accelerated dramatically.
The Penske Racing driver proved his determination and fight last season following his courageous comeback at Pocono Raceway. (He drove with a broken ankle that would have sidelined most competitors.)
After the first 19 races, Keselowski was 23rd in the points standings. His Pocono victory vaulted the No. 2 team to 18th in points -- and into wild-card contention with five races remaining before the Chase.
But Keselowski wouldn't need the wild card. The team won again two weeks later at Bristol and, with an average finish of 4.8 over the final five races before...