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Keselowski gains lead in Sprint Cup Series

Posted on November 12, 2012 in Professional Sports News, Sports News - Yooper & Michigan.

Kevin Harvick snapped a 44-race winless streak and Brad Keselowski captured the points lead in what turned out to be a wild and chaotic Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.

Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix ran relatively incident and drama-free until lap 235 when points leader Jimmie Johnson blew his right-front tire and smacked the outside wall, damaging the front suspension on his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports  Chevrolet.

Johnson, who entered this race with a seven-point advantage over Keselowski, spent 38 laps in the garage for repairs before he returned and then finished 32nd.

Keselowski finished sixth and took a 20-point lead over the five-time Sprint Cup champion.

Keselowski will clinch his first championship in NASCAR’s premier series if he finishes 15th or better in next Sunday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

 

By:  Mike Plourde    for Great Lakes Radio Sports

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