Mar. 4, 2012; Avondale, AZ, USA; A saguaro cactus is seen in the foreground of the mountain in turn four as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers race through turn three during the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Could Phoenix Be A Championship Deciding Weekend?

With only 2 races left in the 64th NASCAR Sprint Cup season there are only realistically two drivers left in the chase that can win the championship. Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson certainly have not made this chase boring, especially last week. With both drivers running up front every race, one mistake could cost them the championship. This week the series heads to Phoenix where Johnson has won five times.

Brad Keselowski has an average finish at Phoenix of 19.20 but the way this year is going, Keselowski is running up front every race no matter the track. Johnson has a average phoenix finish of 5.80 (from 2010 to present). Johnson has a seven point lead over Brad and Phoenix is going to keep both drivers at the top of there game. In an instant the championship could be decided at Phoenix if either driver has problems or gets caught up in a wreck.

The Sprint Cup Series is not the only race happening this weekend at PIR, actually there are three other races happening. The K &N West series finale is there on Saturday and that point battle is even closer. The battle is between 17 year old Dylan Kwasniewski and defending champion Greg Pursley. The race will air on SPEED Saturday at 7:00PM ET.

The Camping World Truck Series races on Friday and the championship is tight there as well. The battle is lead by James Buescher and is followed by Ty Dillion who is 15 points back and Timothy Peters who is 25 points back. It is the 2nd to last race of the season and it will air live on SPEED at 8PM ET

Finally the Nationwide series will race on Saturday before the K&N race. Along with the other three series the points battle is close with two races left. Only this time there is a tie for the lead between Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Elliott Sadler. Ausin Dillion is 21 points behind the two. The race is scheduled at 330PM ET on ESPN

This weekend at Phoenix is jam-packed with racing and could possibly decided the championship in ALL 4 series.



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