Brad’s bubble bursts

After leading for a time, Brad Keselowski finished 35th at Atlanta Sunday. (Getty Images)
After leading for a time, Brad Keselowski finished 35th at Atlanta Sunday. (Getty Images)
After leading for a time, Brad Keselowski finished 35th at Atlanta Sunday. (Getty Images)

For the first time since 2006 there is a very good chance the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion will not be able to defend his title this year. Sunday night’s disastrous night at Atlanta Motor Speedway has nearly ensured that Brad Keselowski will not make this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup.

That doesn’t mean however that Keselowski is giving up.

After a couple of bad weeks and without a win on the season, the chances for the Penske Racing driver to make the Chase when the field is set this Saturday night at Richmond are very slim. Coming off finishes of 30th and 35th Keselowski needed a good run and a win, Sunday night he nearly got both. MORE>>>

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