Published November 18, 2012
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Dodge is preparing to say goodbye to NASCAR.
And if everything goes as expected Sunday, it will be one heck of a going-away party.
Dodge driver Brad Keselowski entered the Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 20-point lead over five-time champion Jimmie Johnson.
Penske Racing's rising star has to finish 15th or better to clinch his first championship — which also would be the first for longtime NASCAR owner Roger Penske. Keselowski has finished 11th or better in the last 11 races, so barring an accident or a catastrophic failure, Keselowski will end the day hoisting a trophy in Victory Lane.
And no one wants it more than Dodge.
Dodge is seeking its first Cup championship since Richard Petty's title in 1975.