Brad KeselowskiAs Brad Keselowski competes in his 11th season racing in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) for Team Penske in 2020, he continues to be one of the sport's most productive drivers and establish new records for success within the team.
Keselowski enjoyed another winning season behind the wheel of the No. 2 Ford Mustang in 2019. For the fourth consecutive year he posted three race victories and he also moved past racing legend Mark Donohue to become the winningest driver in Team Penske history. Keselowski qualified for the NASCAR Playoffs for the sixth consecutive season and he finished eighth in the 2019 championship standings after racking up 13 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes. Keselowski also captured three pole positions, the most he has won in a single season since 2015, and he was one of just three drivers to lead more than 1,000 laps (1,085). Keselowski advanced to the Round of 12 in the Playoffs before three finishes outside the top-10 derailed his championship hopes.
The 2012 NASCAR Cup Series champion is focused on advancing farther in the Playoffs in 2020 in hopes of capturing his second series title and the third NCS crown for Team Penske. A total of 10 partners will be featured on the No. 2 Ford Mustang this season. Discount Tire, who was on board with Keselowski when he won the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) title with Team Penske in 2010, returns for its second season as a primary sponsor on No. 2 Ford. Wurth, Alliance Parts, Autotrader, Wabash and Snap-on also return as primary sponsors while MoneyLion, PIRTEK and Dent Wizard join the team's lineup in 2020. Miller Lite also returns to Team Penske for its 29th season on the No. 2 car, a partnership that dates back to 1991 with driver Rusty Wallace. Keselowski will be working with a new crew chief and crew on the No. 2 Ford this season as Jeremy Bullins transitions from Team Penske's No. 12 NCS team. The move reunites a winning combination as Keselowski and Bullins worked together on the team's No. 22 Xfinity Series team that claimed the owner championship in both 2013 and 2014.
Keselowski's first win in 2019 came in just the second race of the season, in Atlanta, and it was a big one. The victory marked Keselowski's 60th win since joining Team Penske in 2010 as he became the all-time winningest driver in team history.
Exactly one month later, Keselowski enjoyed one of the most dominating victories of his career at Martinsville Speedway. He led twice for 446 of 500 laps and crossed the finish line .594 seconds ahead of Chase Elliott. His third victory of the season came in May at Kansas Speedway. Keselowski grabbed the lead from Alex Bowman with 11 laps to go and survived a NASCAR overtime finish to win the Digital Ally 400 for his 30th career Cup Series win.
In 2018, Keselowski scored dramatic wins on three consecutive weekends that also made a significant impact in Team Penske history. His first win of the season came in the Bojangles' Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend at Darlington Raceway. The victory was Team Penske's first at the historic speedway since Bobby Allison swept both races there in 1975. Just eight days later, Keselowski gave team owner Roger Penske his first-ever Cup Series win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - the legendary track that Penske Corporation now owns. And less than a week later, Keselowski won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to advance in the NASCAR Playoffs and produce the 500th victory in the team's storied history.
A native of Rochester Hills, Mich., it only made sense that Keselowski would find a home at the team founded by Roger Penske - a proud resident of the Motor City. Having been raised in a racing family, Keselowski embodies the "Effort Equals Results" mentality that is a common thread throughout the Team Penske organization. Keselowski worked full-time for his family's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team while managing his own short track career racing Factory Stocks and Limited and Super Late Models.
The first big break of Keselowski's young career came in 2007 when he competed for Germain Racing at Memphis Motorsports Park. He won the pole and led 62 laps, a performance that ultimately landed him a ride in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 NXS full-time entry just two weeks later. In 2008, Keselowski won two races for JR Motorsports and in 2009 claimed his first NCS victory driving for James Finch at Talladega Superspeedway. Keselowski caught the eye of Roger Penske, who hired him to compete full-time for his team in 2010. Since joining Team Penske, Keselowski has won a remarkable 62 races (combined in NCS and NXS competition), the team's first Cup Series championship, an NXS Driver title and four NXS Owner Championships.
Away from the track, Keselowski married his longtime girlfriend Paige White in February of 2017 and the two live in North Carolina with their young daughters Scarlett and Autumn. Brad and Paige are both active with Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation, which honors and assists those who have sacrificed greatly for our country. Since 2010, the foundation has supported over 50 organizations and individuals in order to help veterans and first responders during their road to recovery.
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