NASCAR America: Brad Keselowski focused on playoff wins, not points

Jerry Bonkowski
NBC Sports

While so much emphasis has been placed on stage wins and earning as many points in the playoffs as a driver can, Brad Keselowski has a different strategy.

The way the 2012 NASCAR Cup champ sees it, the more wins he can earn in the playoffs not only will advance him to next round but the points will essentially take care of themselves.

“Really, I’m not sweating it that much,” Keselowski said. “And when we get to Homestead, it’s back to zero (points). So I don’t have a lot of sweat, really.”

But stage points will be crucial.

“The last few years, we’ve seen guys riding around the back,” Keselowski said. “You do that this year and lose out on those stage points, you’re going to be in big, big trouble when it comes time to get to the end of that round.”.

During Wednesday’s playoff media day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Keselowski, the fourth seed in the playoffs, broke down his strategy and says the No. 2 Team Penske entry will be strongest on the short tracks in the playoffs such as New Hampshire, Martinsville and Phoenix.

Check out the video above.

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