Homestead, Florida (November 18, 2012) – Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team claimed the first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) championship for Penske Racing Sunday evening.
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 a 23 top-10 finishes. The result also secured the 24th national championship in the storied history of the Penske Racing organization.
Keep visiting PenskeRacing.com for more from Homestead and complete coverage of the team’s Championship “Victory Lap” in the coming days.