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    Brad Keselowski,(C) driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, celebrates with team owner Roger Penske (R) and his crew in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 16, 2012 in Joliet, Illinois. (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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    Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, looks on in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2012 in Joliet, Illinois. (Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, looks on in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2012 in Joliet, Illinois. (Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Ryan Blaney, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ram, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol 200 race at Iowa Speedway on September 15, 2012 in Newton, Iowa. (Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Samantha and Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, stand on pit road before the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 15, 2012 in Joliet, Illinois. (Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 Blue Bird Ford, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 15, 2012 in Joliet, Illinois. (Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Country music singer Luke Bryan performs a pre-race concert during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 16, 2012 in Joliet, Illinois. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, stands with his daughter Genevieve prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 16, 2012 in Joliet, Illinois. (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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    Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet, talks with crew chief Alan Gustafson in the garage during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 16, 2012 in Joliet, Illinois. (Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)

keselowski gets ‘the chase’ off to the right start

I’m over Jeff Gordon’s mustache. And apparently the mustache is over itself too because it did NOTHING to help out Ella & Leo’s dad this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Just goes to show that you shouldn’t hang your hopes on facial hair. :)

Before I say what I’m about to say I should tell you that Jimmie Johnson is OK in my book. He seems like a nice person. He’s obviously a great driver. That being said, I need at least 5 years before I’m willing to accept him winning another Championship. Like, I won’t be able to deal with Champion’s Week if it’s all about Jimmie. Because that’s what Champion’s Week is, one long week devoted to worshiping the Champion, it’s exactly like the coronation of a new king. And if I’m going to be around for that I need the “king” to be someone new, someone that people will have to write completely new speeches for and not dust off the one they used two years ago, changing the number 5 to a number 6.

So I was delighted to watch Brad Keselowski win Sunday’s race. I know it’s just one race, just the beginning, but it’s the best way to start this thing. :)

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