Held at Homestead, Miami Speedway this past weekend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championships saw Brad Keselowski give Dodge their first Sprint Cup Series Championship since 1975. Keselowski raced carefully specially in closing laps while Jimmie Johnson had to deal with mechanical problems late in the race.
Keselowski is the second driver in NASCAR history who has won the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series championships. He also won the Nationwide title in a Dodge Challenger in 2010 while the only other driver to achieve this feat was Bobby Labonte. Dodge has proved to be lucky for Keselowski following in his father Bob’s footsteps. He was also a Dodge and RAM Competitor.
Jimmie Johnson had to face mechanical problems in the last lap which resulted in him finishing 16th. During the green flag stop, a missing lug nut on the left rear forced the racer to finish at 36th position. Keselowski needed 125 starts to win him first championship, which were the fewest starts since Jeff Gordon in 1993 who required only 93.