Posts tagged: Brad Keselowski
Grabbing the lead for the first time after a restart on Lap 240, Keselowski subsequently survived a seventh caution and a final restart to beat Scott, the pole winner, to the finish line by 1.946 seconds in Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250, the 1,000th race in NASCAR Nationwide Series history.
Brad Keselowski will be toting a gas pump trophy back with him after winning the Fifth Annual NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. He has won the last three Nationwide starts he has made for Penske Racing, despite not having a Sprint Cup victory this season.
The win was by no means a fluke, because as the race progressed, Brad Keselowski's car identified itself as the clear class of the field. He took the lead for good on Lap 156, seven laps before NASCAR called the final caution for rain.
Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch to the lead with nine laps left, with Kevin Harvick following into second place a lap later. Keselowski crossed the finish line .718 seconds ahead of Harvick with Busch rolling home in third.
Brad Keselowski finished 15th, a lap down, but Jimmie Johnson’s difficulties took the suspense out of the title fight in the closing laps of the race. Johnson entered the season finale 20 points behind Keselowski, but his 36th-place result cost him second place in the final standings.
Brad Keselowski, who will drive Fords next year when Penske Racing makes a manufacturer switch, liked what he saw and felt in the new car.
Brad Keselowski wasn't supposed to win at Dover, where his career average finish in five previous starts had been 17.0, but he did. Keselowski wasn't supposed to be leading the series standings three races into the Chase, but he is, by five points over five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, who limped home in fourth place, saving every drop of fuel he could by slowing down and surrendering spots on the track in the closing laps.
Brad Keselowski, 28, a third-generation racer from Michigan, has been described as relentless in his pursuit of excellence. To be any less committed, Keselowski believes, wouldn't be fair to his No. 2 Penske Racing team.
Brash and outspoken from the day he entered the sport, Keselowski, 28, drove aggressively from the outset, eschewing the traditional approach of treating your elders with deference as you learn the intricacies of racing at NASCAR's highest level.
With a pass for the lead that seemed certain to spark controversy in the Hendrick Motorsports camp, Brad Keselowski won Sunday's Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, the first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
With the close quarters of Bristol Motor Speedway the sight on Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski's war of words makes for some potentially intersting viewing.
Brad Keselowski delivered Roger Penske his first victory at Indy in a NASCAR event as he blazed to a win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series inaugural event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Brad Keselowski made an aggressive move to the outside and passed Harvick off Turn 4 to take control of the race.
Brad Keselowski, who wrecked his primary car after tangling with Juan Pablo Montoya on the first lap of Friday's first practice session, picked up his series-best third victory of the season and the seventh of his career, all but assuring himself of a position in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Brad Keselowski's fuel lasted the final 73 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway as he earned his 18th career victory on the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Keselowski netted over $46,000 for his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win of the 2012 season.
Kyle Busch had pushed Brad Keselowski to the lead on Lap 193 of 194 in a race that went six laps past its scheduled distance at the 2.66-mile track. The two cars ran bumper-to-bumper until Turn 3 of the final lap, when Keselowski entered the corner high and dived to the bottom of the track, separating his No. 2 Dodge from Busch's No. 18 Toyota.
The driver of the No. 2 Penske Racing Dodge scored his second straight win at the .533-mile short track and the fifth of his NASCAR Sprint Cup career.