Brad Keselowski becomes the people’s champion

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, celebrates in Champions Victory Lane after winning the series championship and finishing in fifteenth place for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, celebrates in Champions Victory Lane after winning the series championship and finishing in fifteenth place for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Brad Keselowski was well on his way to being very inebriated Sunday night on national TV. As the 28-year old Michigan native celebrated his first NASCAR Sprint Cup title at Homestead-Miami Speedway he consumed a great deal of his sponsors product from a large glass mug.  Behind him a large group of fans had gathered to celebrate with him.

As he was being interviewed on national TV, Keselowski was clearly well on his way to intoxication. And no one seemed to mind a bit. With slurring words and a swagger that comes only from alcohol, Keselowski thanked his team, his parents and his fans.

“It means the world,” he said. “It really does. From the top down, Roger Penske, Paul Wolfe, everybody else, the crew guys and my family, that means so much.” MORE>>>

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