The 2012 NASCAR season review
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The 2012 NASCAR season review

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As the 2012 NASCAR season progressed, Brad Keselowski began to look like an increasingly stronger contender for the Sprint Cup title and, by the end, the Penske had secured his first crown. Diego Mejia reviews the year

How it was won

Before NASCAR's Chase for the Championship started, Brad Keselowski had been carrying great momentum, scoring more points than any other driver in the 10 weeks leading up to it. It seemed far-fetched that he would be able to keep such a streak going for another 10 races, but that's exactly what he did.

Chicagoland, the Chase opener, provided a glimpse of what was set to unfold as Keselowski beat Jimmie Johnson to victory, his first ever in a play-off event, and grabbed the points lead for the first time in his short Cup career.

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