And week one in the Chase for the Sprint Cup goes to ... Brad Keselowski, kicking off the 10-week contest to determine NASCAR's 2012 champion.

Keselowski beat out five-time-champ Jimmie Johnson on Sunday at the Geico 400 in Chicago, giving him a slim lead in Chase. "It feels like round one of a heavyweight title bout," Keselowski said. "It's a 10-round bout. Week one is done. We might have won the round, but we didn't knock them out."

Johnson is currently in second place, just three points behind Keselowski. In third place, Tony Stewart. Following that, there is a three-way tie for fourth and then Dale Earnhardt Jr. sitting 17 points behind the lead in seventh. With only nine more races left in this current season, who will come through?

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