At the start of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Penske Racing's Brad Keselowski was not one of the favorites for the championship. Yet they won which makes them our #3 top 20 moment!
Keselowski secures a spot in the Chase with victory.
Joe Jennings, NASCAR correspondent
By Amanda Vincent, NASCAR Correspondent
The partnership of PPG and Penske Racing dates back to 1984. It includes all of Penske's NASCAR and IndyCar teams.
What an honor for the Michigan native to be able to drive his Penske Racing Ford across the “Mighty Mac” suspension bridge that connects the Upper and Lower Peninsula of the Great Lakes State.
It was the defending champion’s day in Loudon for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifications on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Keselowski now owns the track record.
Fuel calculation became a factor in the final laps, and once again the Captain and his team were spot on for their new 2013 season driver to earn the victory.
Nancy Knapp Schilke
Amanda Vincent, NASCAR correspondent
Bevy of fan-friendly activities pack week-long Keselowski coronation
2012 first-time Sprint Cup champion loves to tweet, and even had his hands slapped by NASCAR, not once but twice! His followers include the worldwide fans and the media.