Paul Wolfe, crew chief on the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, that Brad Keselowski drove to the Championship, proved to be just what the team needed to secure the Cup. He guided them, and their relatively young (28 yr. old) driver, brilliantly through the entire season.
They never folded, as some had suggested, "like a cheap suit." Roger Penske knows how to pick 'em - there's no question about that. They put their plan in place, took the steps necessary to set the intricate map in motion, and then followed through right to the very end. They played their cards perfectly, just like in a Texas "Hold 'em" tournament.
For the Brad Keselowski haters it has to be really tough to take. Sorry, but the young man proved to have everything it takes to be a NASCAR Champion. Virtually there's nothing he can be faulted on - he stood up to the task the entire grueling season - which, by the way, as you surely know, is the toughest in all of Motorsports.
And, for the poor Hendrick driver haters, they are torn "every-which-way-but-loose." They cheered and gloated as Jimmy Johnson set in the garage with drive-train problems. But then, heaven forbid, they had to accept the fact that Jeff Gordon proved he's still one of NASCAR's greatest drivers by taking the win.
What a great year for NASCAR with all their Championships going down to the very end.
Please, don't whip me too much on this: Danica Patrick, the buy-my-ride queen and media hound extraordinaire, provided much excitement as a mid-pack Nationwide competitor; once again being unable to crack into the top 10 at Homestead. Oh my gosh, I can hardly wait until she show's her greatness next year in Cup.