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Keselowski wins Sprint Cup

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HOMESTEAD, FL (TheSpread) – Jeff Gordon managed to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday, but it was Brad Keselowski that was the day’s big winner, as he won the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship.

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Keselowski was able to win the Sprint Cup Championship with a 15th-place finish while Jimmie Johnson had car trouble late and had to send his ride to the garage, eliminating any late-race drama for the title. Johnson finished 36th on the day and ended up third in the final point standings, 40 points behind Keselowski

In a bit of irony Gordon finished ahead of Clint Bowyer in Sunday’s race. Those two got involved in a team brawl after Gordon wrecked Bowyer late in last week’s race.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Gordon had 15/1 odds to win this race, which means a wager of $100 on Gordon to win will pay out an additional $1,500.

When it came to the Sprint Cup Championship, Keselowski had 10/1 odds to win this year’s title when the season was getting set to begin, that means a wager of $100 on him to win it all will pay out an additional $1,000. Keselowski entered the 10-race Chase for the Championship with 9/1 odds to win the title.

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For complete Ford EcoBoost 400 results and final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, see below.

2012 NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400 Results – November 18 – Homestead-Miami Speedway

1 Jeff Gordon (24)

2 Clint Bowyer (15)

3 Ryan Newman (39)

4 Kyle Busch (18)

5 Greg Biffle (16)

6 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

7 Aric Almirola (43)

8 Kevin Harvick (29)

9 Kurt Busch (78)

10 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

11 Paul Menard (27)

12 Carl Edwards (99)

13 Marcos Ambrose (9)

14 Joey Logano (20)

15 Brad Keselowski (2)

16 Mark Martin (55)

17 Tony Stewart (14)

18 Matt Kenseth (17)

19 Jeff Burton (31)

20 Jamie McMurray (1)

21 Kasey Kahne (5)

22 Sam Hornish Jr. (22)

23 Trevor Bayne (21)

24 Denny Hamlin (11)

25 Bobby Labonte (47)

26 Travis Kvapil (93)

27 Landon Cassill (83)

28 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

29 Casey Mears (13)

30 Regan Smith (51)

31 David Ragan (34)

32 Dave Blaney (36)

33 David Gilliland (38)

34 David Reutimann (10)

35 J.J. Yeley (37)

36 Jimmie Johnson (48)

37 Ken Schrader (32)

38 David Stremme (30)

39 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6)

40 Josh Wise (26)

41 Michael McDowell (98)

42 Scott Riggs (23)

43 Mike Bliss (119)

Final NASCAR Sprint Cup Top 12 Standings

1. Brad Keselowski

2. Clint Bowyer -39

3. Jimmie Johnson -40

4. Kasey Kahne -55

5. Greg Biffle -68

6. Denny Hamlin -71

7. Matt Kenseth -76

8. Kevin Harvick -79

9. Tony Stewart -89

10. Jeff Gordon -97

11. Martin Truex Jr. -101

12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -155

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