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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Brad Keselowski looks to reverse trend

By Richard Durrett

Brad Keselowski sits just two points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. But he's headed to three tracks that haven't treated him well in the past. While Johnson is comfortable at Texas, Phoenix and Homestead (the five-time champion has five second-place finishes at TMS, but no wins), Keselowski is not.

In 18 career Sprint Cup Series starts at the final three tracks on the circuit this season, Keselowski has just one top-10 finish. Here's a look at how both have fared at Texas, Phoenix and Homestead:

Johnson: 47 career races, 5 wins, 24 top-5 finishes, 35 top-10 finishes

Keselowski: 18 career races, 0 wins, 1 top-5, 1 top-10

More chart fun -- Worst Average Finish by Track in Keselowski's Sprint Cup Career

Las Vegas: 30.5
>>Texas: 25.2
Daytona: 24.9
California: 22.2
>>Phoenix: 22.2
>>Homestead: 20.2
>>Remaining on schedule

If Keselowski wants to win his first championship, he must change his fortunes at these final three tracks. And he'll have to hold off a confident Johnson.