Nov. 8, 2013
By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Is there a game plan for defeating Jimmie Johnson in a head-to-head battle for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup title?
Brad Keselowski seems to think so. And he should know, having outlasted Johnson for the title in last year’s Chase.
Forget race day. The way Keselowski sees it, the time to start putting pressure on Johnson is the moment the cars hit the track for their first practice session, typically on Friday before a Sunday race. Continue reading “Brad Keselowski Reveals Blueprint For Beating Jimmie Johnson”
Don’t be surprised to see a replay of Michigan’s late-race battle between Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski carry over into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™.
Keselowski has established himself as the most prominent newcomer to challenge the five-time champion and owns a statistical advantage over Johnson since late June.
Beginning with a victory at Kentucky Speedway, Keselowski has run off seven consecutive top-10 finishes with four of the last five among the top five. Johnson has one win and two top-five and four top-10 finishes during the same period.
The 28-year-old Keselowski likely would be fighting for the regular season points lead absent Penske Racing’s early-season electronic fuel injection (EFI) issues.
Some of this week’s quick headlines, because we know you want to get on with your day!
Brad Keselowski was taken to the hospital after a hard head-on crash into the wall while testing at Road Atlanta. According to his Twitter account “Hit wall head on in a 155mph corner after brakes failed. Airlifted to hospital.” He later said “Looks like I’ll be ok to race this weekend. Blue deuce, not so much. I’ll keep u posted.” Follow Brad @Keselowski on Twitter and we are @thefinallap
Nashville Superspeedway will not host any NASCAR events in 2012 and might be sold according to owner Dover Motorsports. Simply put they are not filling even the relatively small grandstands that hold 25,000 fans. NASCAR has not yet said where all of those races might be relocated to.
We’ve been waiting to see the NASCAR debut of X-Games superstar Travis Pastrana, and it was supposed to happen this past weekend, however on Friday he broke two bones during the Moto X Best Trick category. So his debut has been put on hold, despite the fact he still competed on Sunday during the RallyCross event at X-Games.
Continue reading “News Bites: Keselowski Hospitalized, Nashville Closes, Pastrana Breaks Bones”