Brad Keselowski Analysis
2012 recap: Keselowski won five races (including two in the Chase) en route to his first Sprint Cup championship, which also was Roger Penske's first Cup title as a team owner. Keselowski's wins came at Bristol and Talladega in the spring events; Kentucky in June; and Chicago and Dover in the Chase.
He became only the third driver under age 30 to win the crown, joining Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon. Keselowski also is one of only three drivers in the past 40 years to win the championship in only his third full season as a Cup competitor, joining Gordon and Dale Earnhardt.