10.20.20144:37 PM ET
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.Denny Hamlin famously feuded with him through the 2009 season, calling him "a complete moron" while alleging "every driver in the garage that comes up to me says, 'That guy is a complete whack job.'" When Hamlin made good on a promise to wreck Keselowski in the 2009 Nationwide Series finale, Hamlin received a standing ovation from crews along pit road.
10.20.20143:18 AM ET
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski packed a punch on the track, the only place that mattered after a controversial week.Pushed around in the garage, he came out fighting like a champion at Talladega Superspeedway, where his win Sunday staved off elimination and pushed him into the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
10.19.20148:35 PM ET
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down — not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.He kept his head up and arrived at Talladega Superspeedway determined to shake off a bad week that earned him a $50,000 fine from NASCAR and moved him to the edge of elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
10.19.20148:10 PM ET
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson was a solemn spectator for Brad Keselowski's post-race celebration after a disappointing day that saw three Hendrick Motorsports drivers eliminated from championship contention.Johnson, the six-time and defending NASCAR champion, led nearly half the laps Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway but couldn't pull off a Hail Mary in a race he had to win to advance into the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
10.19.20144:14 PM ET
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Richard Petty Motorsports is moving its race operations to another North Carolina location.The team announced Sunday that it will relocate from Concord to Mooresville after the current NASCAR season.