Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fast Facts: Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski proved he was tough when he drove his #2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger at two of the Sprint Cup Series' most challenging tracks, Pocono and Watkins Glen, with a broken ankle – then he won at Bristol. It’s time to learn more about this gutsy second-generation driver.
  • Bradley Keselowski was born February 12, 1984, in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He is the son of former ARCA Racing Series and Truck Series driver Bob Keselowski and nephew of former Cup Series driver Ron Keselowski. His older brother Brian also competes part-time in the Cup, Nationwide and ARCA Racing Series.
  • Keselowski began racing quarter-midgets at age 14; at age 16, he moved up to the Factory Stock division at local tracks in Michigan. In 2004 at age 20, he made his Truck Series debut in the family-owned #29 entry, moving from part-time to full-time in the series in 2005. In 2007 he moved up to the Busch (now Nationwide) Series, driving first for Keith Coleman Racing, then Germain Racing, and ending the season with Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports, where he stayed in 2008 and 2009.
  • In 2009, driving part-time in the Sprint Cup Series for Phoenix Racing, Keselowski won his first race in just his fifth start, leading the only lap the counts – the last one – at the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway in April of that year.
  • In 2010, Keselowski joined Penske Racing to race in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series (he ran the last three Cup races of 2009 for Penske). He earned the Nationwide Series title that year with six wins and 29 top-10 finishes while finishing 25th in Cup Series points.
  • He started Brad Keselowski Racing in 2007, competing in the Camping World Truck Series beginning in 2008. The current driver of the #29 Dodge Ram is Parker Kligerman.
  • Find out more about Brad Keselowski at bradracing.com.
Image: Getty Images for NASCAR/John Harrelson

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