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Carlisle-Sponsored Driver Keselowski Wins 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

Carlisle-sponsored driver Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team claimed the first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) championship for Penske Racing on Sunday, November 18, 2012.

Entering the 2012 Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 20-point advantage over five-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 car team, Keselowski needed to secure a 15th-place or better finish to wrap up the title.

With a strong top-20 run, Keselowski earned the title after Johnson finished back in the field after suffering mechanical issues. Keselowski’s 15th-place effort capped a remarkable season that featured five wins, 13 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes. The result also secured the 24th national championship in the storied history of the Penske Racing organization.