The Sports Dump 2012 Chase Week 8 Recap and Week 9 Preview

The veteran went with 4 tires and the kid went with 2 and that’s how Texas was settled.  Johnson’s pass during the GWC left Keselowski looking up the track at the 48 and 7 pts behind  in the standings with 2 races left in the Chase.  This is a 2 man Chase now and the 5-Time Champ has the  edge in every category.

2012 NASCAR Chase Standings after Race 8 of 10
1.  Jimmie Johnson 2,339 The 5-Time Champ is starting 24th today, but has 11 top 5’s in his last 12 Phoenix races.  Only a catastrophic malfunction or wreck would keep him out of it this week.
2.  Brad Keselowski 2,332 (-7) Keselowski qualified 14th on one of his worst tracks and needs to run very well to have a chance to catch JJ.  He also needs something to happen to Johnson in the process.
3.  Clint Bowyer 2,303 (-36) The only other driver inside of 50 points is Bowyer and he will need a big wreck, Jimmie Johnson retirement or a Keselowski Twitter finger cramp to get in the fight for the title in Homestead.

Kyle Busch set the pole with a record time and has his JGR teammate Denny Hamlin in 3rd.  I love the JGR cars today and think that a win will come from one of them.  The real race will be for the Chase and I think that Johnson will finish strong and put Keselowski 15 pts back going into Homestead.

 

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