Brad Keselowski wins Sprint Cup, now needs a date

Brad Keselowski celebrates with a Sprint Cup model. (Todd Warshaw / Getty Images)

Brad Keselowski is a different kind of Sprint Cup champion.

He’s a tweetin’ champ, for one thing. Immediately after clinching the Sprint Cup championship, Keselowski, who was fined last week for tweeting from inside his car during the fight-marred race in Phoenix, tweeted a photo with words of triumph.

Now, if only NASCAR’s eighth-youngest champion can find a date for the Nov. 30 banquet in Las Vegas.

“I’ve always wanted to date a celebrity,” Keselowski, 28, said. “I’m just throwing that out there. That would be really cool, don’t you think?”

Keselowski’s victory overshadowed a 1-2 finish by those fightin’ drivers, Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer, who nearly had a throwdown last week in Phoenix. Gordon, who was fined $100,000 last week, won the race, just a few car lengths ahead of Bowyer. 

”After it was over, I thought, ‘Wow, I can’t believe we just finished first and second after what happened last week,”’ Gordon said.

And … if Bowyer had managed to catch Gordon? ”I wouldn’t have took us both out,” Bowyer said. ”It’s over. We could have done ‘what ifs’ last week. I’m done with ‘what ifs.’ ”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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Cindy Boren · November 19, 2012