NASCAR Championship To Be Decided This Weekend
We are down to two drivers in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship – Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson. Everyone else has been eliminated from contention. But will happen after last week’s intentional wrecking, fighting in the pits, blown tire racing melee at Phoenix?
We will find out Sunday at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Keselowski leads Johnson by 20 points in the battle for the title after a blown tire caused Johnson to crash and suffer a poor finish in last week’s race. So Keselowski only needs to finish 15th or better on Sunday at Homestead to claim his first Cup championship.
In qualifying for Sunday’s race, Joey Logano won his second pole of the season with a speed of 176.056 mph in his last race for Joe Gibbs Racing. This will be Logano’s race for JGR as Matt Kenseth will take over the driving duties of the No. 20 for 2013 and Logano will move on to Penske Racing.
Keselowski qualified 3rd in his No. 2 Penske Dodge and Johnson 10th in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
Much of the attention on Sunday will be paid to Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon who were involved in last week”s incident that triggered a brawl in the garage area and took out Logano. Bowyer starts 6th – nine spots ahead of Gordon who qualified 15th.