Collects first win of season in February at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The victory was his 60th since joining Team Penske in 2010, becoming the all-time winningest driver in team history. Enjoys one of the most dominating victories of his career at Martinsville Speedway leading twice for 446 of 500 laps. Earns third win of the season in May at Kansas Speedway. Claims the pole position at New Hampshire, Michigan and Richmond. Advances to Round of 12 in the Cup Series Playoffs before finishing eighth in the championship standings for the second consecutive season. Posts 13 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes over the course of the season.
Captures three of the biggest races of the season in consecutive weeks including the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the inaugural September race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Darlington win represents his first in one of NASCAR's crown jewel events and was the first at Darlington for Team Penske since Bobby Allison's triumphs in 1976. The Brickyard 400 victory was Roger Penske's first since NASCAR began competing at the 2.5-mile speedway in 1994. Records the 500th victory for Team Penske with the Las Vegas win while vaulting into the Round of 12 in the NASCAR Playoffs. Qualifies for the NASCAR Playoffs for the fifth consecutive season and finishes eighth in the championship by claiming 12 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes while leading 705 laps. Earns three wins in just five NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) starts with victories at ISM Raceway, Charlotte and Darlington. Scores three poles and five top-10 finishes in five NXS races.
Makes fourth consecutive appearance in the NASCAR Playoffs after posting two wins (Atlanta and Martinsville) in the regular season. Adds a victory at Talladega Superspeedway in the Playoffs and ultimately earns a spot in the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Completes the season fourth in the series standings. In addition to three wins, posts 15 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes, claims two pole positons and leads 778 laps in the No. 2 Miller Lite/Alliance Truck Parts/Wurth/AutoTrader/Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Fusion. Competes in nine NASCAR XFINITY Series races, producing two wins (Pocono and Richmond) and nine top-10 finishes while contributing to Team Penske’s fourth Owner Championship in the series.
Qualifies for his third consecutive Playoffs – and the fifth in six years – finishing 12th in the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) standings. Ties for second in the MENCS with four wins on the year. Wins his first career race at Daytona International Speedway – the 100th Cup Series win for Team Penske – in July. Also scores wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Kentucky Speedway. Finishes with five top-five and 12 top-10 results in 15 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts helping the No. 22 Ford Mustang team race their way to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a shot to win a fourth consecutive NXS Owner Championship. Gets engaged to long-time girlfriend, Paige White after the season.
Earns a spot in the Playoffs for the fourth time in five years. Earns Coors Light Pole Awards at Darlington, Kansas and Texas. Leads the final lap at Fontana's Auto Club Speedway for his 17th Sprint Cup Series career win. Produces an average starting spot of 10.0 and an average finishing position of 11.1 (second best in his career). Posts five runner-up finishes. Scores single-season career-high 25 top-10 results. Makes second consecutive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs where he is knocked out in the Eliminator Round. Runs at the finish of 35 races and is on the lead lap in a career-best 31 events. Leads 1,185 laps - the second-highest single season total of his career. Captures nine top-eight finishes among his nine NASCAR XFINITY Series starts, including eight top-fives and victories at Texas and Kentucky. Helps the No. 22 team earn its third consecutive NXS Owner Championship. Moves to fourth on the all-time NXS win list with 34 career victories.
Produces a series-leading six victories piloting the No. 2 Miller Lite/Alliance Truck Parts/Wurth Ford Fusion. Captures a single season career-high five pole positions. Earns a spot in the Cup Series Playoffs and finishes fifth in the final series standings. Sweeps both the NASCAR XFINITY Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekends at Las Vegas and New Hampshire. Wins back-to-back races at Richmond and Chicagoland. Produces Team Penske's 400 all-time race win with victory at Richmond. Helps the No. 22 Discount Tire/Hertz Ford team earn its second-consecutive NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Championship with a team-leading five victories and five poles. Moves into fifth on the NXS all-time wins list with 32 career victories.
Completes third season behind the wheel of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion. Scores one win at Charlotte Motor Speedway and one pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Finishes 14th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings. Helps No. 22 Discount Tire/Hertz Ford Mustang team win the first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) owner’s title for Team Penske with six wins in 15 starts. Adds an additional win when he captures the checkered flag in the final NNS race of the year at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the No. 48 Discount Tire Ford, his first start in that car. Moves into seventh place on the NNS all-time wins list with 27 career victories.
Wins Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship in the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge, the first in the history of Penske Racing. Posts wins at Bristol, Talladega and Kentucky in the regular season and Chicago and Dover during the Chase for a career best five Cup Series wins. Also establishes career highs with 13 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes and 735 laps led. Earns the top-spot in the Playoffs after securing nine top-10 finishes in the 10 races leading up to the postseason. Also competes in 21 XFINITY Series races in the No. 22 Discount Tire/Snap-on Dodge with wins at Charlotte, Loudon and the inaugural series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Takes over the reins of the iconic No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge in the NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and still competes in the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Produces three wins, 10 top-five finishes and one pole award to secure a spot in the 2011 Cup Series Playoffs. Finishes fifth in the final Cup Series standings. Earns five NXS wins to give him a total of 11 over the last two seasons. Helps secure a fifth-place finish in the NXS owner points standings for the No. 22 Dodge. Wins the Dale Earnhardt Tough Driver Award from The Sporting News for racing, and winning, following a broken ankle suffered in a testing incident at Road Atlanta in August.
Competes in his first full season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, as well as his first full season with Team Penske. Races in both the Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series. Produces six wins, five poles and a series-record 26 top-five finishes on his way to the XFINITY Series championship in the No. 22 Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday Dodge. Wins third-consecutive NXS Most Popular Driver award. Earns two top-10 finishes and his first career Cup Series pole award driving the No. 12 Penske Dodge. Selected to drive the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge in 2011.
Joins Team Penske in September and is named to drive the No.12 Penske Dodge Charger in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge in the NASCAR XFINITY Series beginning in 2010. Returns to the seat of the No. 88 entry for JR. Motorsports in the NXS. Produces four wins, two poles, 22 top-five and 28 top-10 finishes while leading over 380 laps. Posts victories at Dover, Iowa, Michigan and Memphis. For second consecutive year, finishes third in XFINITY Series point standings – the highest-ranked driver not competing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series. Wins series’ Most Popular Driver award for the second consecutive year. Captures his first Cup Series win at Talladega Superspeedway in April. Makes 15 Cup Series starts in all and records four top-10 finishes. Teams up with Team Penske for the final three races of the Cup Series schedule driving the No. 12 Penske Dodge and earns top result of 25th at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Competes with a full-season entry in the NASCAR XFINITY Series driving the No. 88 car for JR Motorsports. Earns his first series victory in June at Nashville Superspeedway. Posts second win of the season at the half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in late August. In 35 starts, records two wins, 11 top-five, and 20 top-10 results, finishing third in the final series standings Makes his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Texas Motor Speedway; starts 37th and finishes 19th. Named the Most Popular Driver in the XFINITY Series, an award voted on by the fans.
Begins the season racing the No. 23 machine in the XFINITY Series until the team suspends operations in June. Later that month, is asked to drive the No. 9 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry at Memphis Motorsports Park. Keselowski wins the pole, leads four times throughout the race and contends for the win. The performance catches the eye of Dale Earnhardt Jr. as Keselowski is hired by Earnhardt’s JR Motorsports team and debuts in the No. 88 entry at Chicagoland Speedway in July. In 14 starts behind the wheel of the No. 88 machine, scores five top-10 finishes for the team.
Races part-time in both the Camping World Truck Series and the XFINITY Series. Runs the first two races of the season for his family-owned K Automotive Motorsports team, before a lack of sponsorship causes the team to temporarily suspend operations. Fills in for the injured Kelly Sutton for two Truck Series races. Captures the 11th-place starting position behind the wheel of the Keith Coleman NXS entry at the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Competes in his first full-season in the Camping World Truck Series for his family’s K Automotive Motorsports squad. Posts one top-10 finish – at the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway. Captures five top-15 results driving the No. 29 machine. Ranks 21st in the season-ending Truck Series driver standings.
Makes NASCAR debut driving the No. 29 K Automotive Motorsports machine in the Camping World Truck Series. His first race is at Martinsville Speedway, where he starts 26th and finishes in 33rd place. Makes seven more starts with his best finish coming at Mansfield, where he crossed the finish line in the 16th position.
2001 - 2003
Races in Limited Late Model and Super Late Model on a limited basis. Earns earned five fast qualifier positions to go along with one feature win and five top-five finishes in 2001. Collects 11 fast qualifier positions, two Super Late Model wins, two Limited Late Model wins and nine top-five finishes over the 2002-03 seasons.
Begins racing stock cars in the Factory Stock division. Produces nine feature wins and earns Rookie-of-the-Year honors at two Michigan tracks – Auto City Speedway and Dixie Motor Speedway.
1998 - 1999
Begins the transition to racing after working for his family’s team – K Automotive Motorsports. Competes in the Senior Honda 120 Quarter Midget division. Scores six feature wins in his first season in 1998. Graduates to the Senior Honda 160 Quarter Midget division in 1999 and wins eight feature races and the championship.