brad keselowski en Michigan driver clinches NASCAR title <p>HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Brad Keselowski has won his first NASCAR championship.<br><br>The 28-year-old Detroit native clinched the Sprint Cup title Sunday when fellow title contender Jimmie Johnson pulled out of the season finale because of a parts failure. The championship is the first for longtime NASCAR owner Roger Penske and gives outgoing car manufacturer Dodge the sweetest of parting gifts.<br><br>All Keselowski had to do was stay out of trouble over the final 60 miles, which essentially turned out to be 40 victory laps around Homestead-Miami Speedway.<br> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 23:24:19 +0000 The Associated Press 9971 at Michigan driver clinches NASCAR title Michigan man on the verge of winning NASCAR's biggest prize <p>Tomorrow, a man from Rochester Hills has a chance to do something no one from the state of Michigan has ever done.</p><p></p><p>28 year old Brad Keselowski is the son, nephew and brother of race car drivers.</p><p>But he’ll have the bragging rights at the Thanksgiving dinner table this year, if he becomes the first Michigander to win stock car racing’s biggest prize: the Sprint Cup title.</p><p></p><p>Keselowski currently leads in the NASCAR points standings going into the season’s final race at Homestead, Florida. He only has to place 15th or better to take the NASCAR crown.</p><p></p> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:59:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 9967 at Michigan man on the verge of winning NASCAR's biggest prize