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Can championship points leader Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski sweep the next two Sprint Cup races?
Keselowski, I feel like he's got a better shot at winning at Homestead than he does of winning at Phoenix this weekend. But with this guy, you can never tell. He can do some pretty incredible things with cars, so it's hard to say.
Still, there's several people who can run with them and contend for the win.
We saw at Martinsville Speedway recently that Denny Hamlin was very capable. Then Kyle Busch was so close, he might have been one adjustment away from being able to challenge for the win on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
I don't think that's going to change from here to the end of the year.
There are still people, even including a guy like Clint Bowyer, who can win these next two races. I don't think you can discount Bowyer. Even though it's going to be an uphill battle, I don't think there's any quit in that guy.
There are still a lot of spoilers, a lot of people who could take points off the board. Where it's going to be interesting and challenging is trying to figure out who's going to do what, where and why.
It's one of those times where it's hard to sit here and say, "Well, we've got this figured out." Because I don't think anybody has it figured out right now.
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NASCAR has had it's share of epic rivalries. Earnhardt and Wallace. Pearson and Petty. Allison and Yarborough. Even last season's Stewart and Edwards. This year's Chase has come down to Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski. While on face value, it hardly has the cache of the others, it has all the makings of an epic battle. The Kid vs The Legend. David vs Goliath. No championships...
Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 29 Draw-Tite RAM, will make his eight career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) on Friday evening at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR).
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A chaotic race at Phoenix blew NASCAR's championship fight wide open Sunday, moving Brad Keselowski to the brink of a first Sprint Cup title for himself and team owner Roger Penske.
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AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Brad Keselowski isn't rolling over for Jimmie Johnson, not with two races to go in their championship battle and not at Phoenix International Raceway.
Keselowski outqualified Johnson by 10 positions Friday at one of the five-time NASCAR champion's best race tracks.
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We’re down to the final two races in the NASCAR season. Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski have dominated the Chase and if you’ve chosen them in your leagues you’re probably sitting pretty right now.
Unfortunately, I got burned by not picking them last week and it’ll take a major comeback for me to win at this point. But stranger things have happened.
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NASCAR has gotten exactly what it wanted out of the Chase For The Sprint Cup “Playoff” format — drama. Last season’s championship battle was epic, as the top-two in points finished one-two in the season’s final race, which led to them tying in points. This season things are shaping up to be just as dramatic between Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski.
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By Larry McReynolds
This weekends race at Phoenix International Raceway will be the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' third trip there on this new surface.
Its been eight months since weve raced there. That is the longest span of time between two races at a single track in a season. The time difference between the race now and the race when we go back there, race No....