Posted: Sunday November 18, 2012 4:33 PM

Dodge says goodbye to NASCAR - at least for now

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Dodge is preparing to say goodbye to NASCAR.

And if everything goes as expected Sunday, it will be one heck of a going-away party.

Dodge driver Brad Keselowski entered the Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 20-point lead over five-time champion Jimmie Johnson.

Penske Racing's rising star has to finish 15th or better to clinch his first championship - which also would be the first for longtime NASCAR owner Roger Penske. Keselowski has finished 11th or better in the last 11 races, so barring an accident or a catastrophic failure, Keselowski will end the day hoisting a trophy in Victory Lane.

And no one wants it more than Dodge.

Dodge is seeking its first Cup championship since Richard Petty's title in 1975.

 
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