At Texas, Jimmie Johnson Didn’t Forget How To Win

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So Jimmie Johnson has had some trouble this year finding the top 10 this year let alone Victory Lane. And he changed tires after spinning out in qualifying forcing him to start the race from the back. While Ryan Blaney was busy winning race stages, Johnson was busy making his way to the top 5. Johnson did not lead the most laps but he led the most important lap at the end. Oh, by the way, Brad Keselowski hasn’t won a stage but leads with 10 playoff points by virtue of winning races.

Brad Keselowski is a Repeat Winner for 2017

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Brad Keselowski won his first grandfather clock at Martinsville in what had to be the best race of 2017.

For the first time all year, the staged racing actually added a bit of excitement as drivers battled for position all day long. Not that the race needed two extra cautions, the drivers did enough of that themselves.

Team Penske’s 1000th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Start Becomes a Victory for Keselowski and Penske

Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion team made sure that Team Penske’s 1000th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race was a memorable one by scoring the victory in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. After rain showers canceled the Friday afternoon qualifying session, Keselowski started the race from the fourth position as MENCS owner points set the field.