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Brad Keselowski differed from those who talked about the aerodynamic problems of the 2013 Sprint Cup cars. Keselowski was given a chance on Tuesday and Wednesday to test the 2013 Ford Fusion at Phoenix. Keselowski’s chance to drive the car was the first tire test at a one-mile flat track. “I thought it was a great test,” Keselowski told the NASCAR Wire Service. “I had heard rumors that things weren’t going so well with that car, so it felt good to kind of just do it on my own and see what was really going on. I thought the test went really well. The cars seemed to have a lot of drivability, and it’s easy to work backwards from there, because certainly we have to balance that, if we make the cars too easy to drive then that’s not going to be great, but they also have to be drivable. And you’d rather start with drivable and work backwards than the alternative.” Keselowski enters Sunday’s race at Martinsville with a seven point lead over Jimmie Johnson. Denny Hamlin is twenty points behind Keselowski while Clint Bowyer hangs around twenty-five points out of the lead. Johnson claimed the pole for the race weekend, Keselowski will have to start from 32nd spot. (Entire race lineup here)
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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...
Brad Keselowski talks like racing continues to be business as usual.
The 28-year-old is leading the standings in NASCAR'S Chase for the Sprint Cup, and while his margin over five-time champion Jimmie Johnson is only seven points, and perennial contender Denny Hamlin is only 20 points behind, Keselowski quickly dismisses talk that being chased in the chase means pressure.
After seven races in the 2012 Chase for the Championship, including victories at Chicagoland and Dover, Brad Keselowski and the #2 Miller Lite Dodge team are ranked second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and owner point standings. They trail Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team by just two points. Keselowski is coming off a sixth-place finish in the Tums Fast Relief 500 last...
Brad Keselowski wanted to see for himself.
Having heard about some of the aerodynamic difficulties drivers encountered in early tests of the new 2013 Sprint Cup race cars on intermediate speedways, Keselowski was intrigued by the prospect of testing the car himself.
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup leader was so intrigued, in fact, that he was willing to take a break from intense...
Jimmie Johnson dominated, as expected, at Martinsville Speedway, and Brad Keselowski didn't flinch.
This championship duel might go down to the wire after all.
Johnson, a five-time series champion, raced to his seventh career victory on NASCAR's trickiest oval Sunday, and the triumph helped him erase a seven-point deficit and supplant Keselowski as the points leader with...
Brad Keselowski trails Jimmie Johnson by two points with Texas looming…
It's that time of year.
Barring disaster for the top two drivers, the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is a two-man race.
That's not to say that the sort of misfortune that quashed Denny Hamlin's title aspirations in Sunday's TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville can't happen to Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski.
A part can break at any time, as did a bolt to the...
Conventional wisdom said Jimmie Johnson would wrest the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup lead from Brad Keselowski at Martinsville, and that's exactly what happened.
Johnson started from the pole and won for the seventh time at the .526-mile short track.
Keselowski, however, kept the damage to a minimum in a situation that was fraught with danger to his championship aspirations...
After capturing his seventh career win at Martinsville Speedway, Jimmie Johnson is one big step closer to his sixth Sprint Cup championship. Johnson's victory Sunday at the famed paperclip erased a seven-point deficit in the Chase standings, knocking Brad Keselowski from his perch as points leader with three races remaining.
Johnson, who captured his fourth victory of the year...
If history holds true to form at the most historic of NASCAR tracks, Martinsville Speedway could be Brad Keselowski's Waterloo. Conversely, the .526-mile paper-clip circuit could also be the best opportunity for Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin to loosen Keselowski's grasp on the NASCAR Sprint Cup series lead.
So far this season, Keselowski has answered all challenges and...
Jimmie Johnson held off Kyle Busch on a restart with five laps to go Sunday and won for the seventh time in his career at Martinsville Speedway.
The five-time series champion moved into the lead in the championship standings, two points over Brad Keselowski with three races remaining.
Keselowski started 32nd, methodically worked his way forward, and took a late gamble to grab the...
Jimmie Johnson's championship hopes got a boost Friday when he won
the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at
Martinsville Speedway while points leader Brad Keselowski qualified
MARTINSVILLE, VA – Ryan Blaney finished eighth at Martinsville Speedway in the No. 29 Draw-Tite RAM on Saturday afternoon. The Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) driver had an impressive debut in his first race at Martinsville.
Blaney qualified in the 11th position on Saturday morning pacing the 0.526 mile oval in 19.842 seconds or 95.434 M.P.H. to begin the Kroger 200.
Lap 18 brought...
Past Martinsville Success An Opportunity For Johnson
For Jimmie Johnson, Sunday’s Tums Fast Relief 500 represents a huge opportunity – the opportunity to return to the lead of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ and take a major step toward a sixth series championship.
With the postseason winding down – just four races remain – the pressure is on Johnson to use his clear...
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, won the pole for Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500 from the Martinsville Speedway. After qualifying ended he spoke to the media about the pole win and his outlook for the race. Below is the transcript from that meeting.
YOU’VE GOT A LOT OF THOSE CLOCKS OVER THERE JUST TALK ABOUT STARTING UP FRONT OBVIOUSLY A GREAT PLACE TO BE...