Brad Keselowski


Brad Keselowski

Infobox_NASCAR_driver
Name = Bradley Keselowski


Birthdate = birth date and age|1984|2|12
Birthplace = Rochester Hills, Michigan
Busch_Car_Team = #88 - JR Motorsports
Prev_Busch_Year = 2007
Prev_Busch_Pos = 25th
Best_Busch_Pos = 25th - 2007 (Busch Series)| First_Busch_Race = 2006 Ameriquest 300 (Fontana)
First_Busch_Win = 2008 Federated Auto Parts 300 (Nashville)
Last_Busch_Win = 2008 Food City 250 (Bristol)
Busch_Wins = 2
Busch_Top_Tens = 21
Busch_Poles = 1
First_Truck_Race = 2004 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Last_Truck_Race = 2007 O'Reilly 200 (Memphis)
Truck_Top_Tens = 1
Truck_Poles = 1
Updated_On = September 20, 2008

Bradley Keselowski (born February 12 1984) is an auto racing car driver currently competing in the #88 US Navy Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. He is the son of Bob Keselowski and the nephew of Ron Keselowski. His older brother Brian also competes in the Nationwide Series.

NASCAR career

Keselowski began competing in NASCAR in 2004, when he began racing in the Craftsman Truck Series, driving the #29 for his family-owned K Automotive Racing team. He made his debut at Martinsville Speedway, where he started 26th and finished 33rd. He made seven more starts that season, his best finish coming at Mansfield, where he finished 16th.

In 2005, Keselowski began competing in the Truck Series full-time with backing from [http://www.subcrews.com SUBcrews.com] and Samson Stone. He opened the season with a career-best seventh-place finish at the Florida Dodge Dealers 250. Running every race that season, he finished 21st in points. He ran the first two races of 2006 for K-Automotive, finishing sixteenth at California Speedway, before a lack of sponsorship caused the team to temporarily suspend operations. Keselowski then drove a pair of races filling in for the injured Kelly Sutton, where he had a seventh-place start at Memphis Motorsports Park. He returned to the trucks in August, where he finished 33rd at Bristol Motor Speedway driving the #63 for MB Motorsports.

Then in 2006 after being hired by Keith Coleman Racing, Keselowski was given his first shot to compete in the Busch Series. Keselowski would run several races in 2006 for Keith Coleman Racing in the Busch Series where he displayed flashes of his ability. He failed to qualify in his first race with the team at Bristol, but then rebounded to qualify in his next 7 straight races.

In 2007, Keselowski began running in the NASCAR Busch series full time and for Rookie of the Year honors with Keith Coleman Racing, but the team suspended operations in July. During the 2007 racing season, Keselowski was tabbed to replace Ted Musgrave at Memphis Motorsports Park after Musgrave was suspended for an in race scuffle with another driver. He qualified first for the Saturday night race, and led a majority of the race, but got bumped by Travis Kvapil with about nine laps to go, who claimed the contact was 'accidental'.Fact|date=March 2008 Keselowski finished 16th. He drove the #88 for JR Motorsports for the rest of the year, posting five top-ten finishes.

His first win came June 7, 2008 at Nashville Superspeedway, overcoming Clint Bowyer after the final caution with only laps to go. His second Nationwide career win came in the same fashion at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2008. Late in the season, Keselowski was hired to drive the #25 Go Daddy Chevrolet for two races with Hendrick Motorsports. [ [http://www.hendrickmotorsports.com/news_detail.asp?id=2135 ] Brad Keselowski to make Sprint Cup debut Oct. 11] Keselowski was on stand-by for an ill Jeff Gordon in Kansas and for expectant father Casey Mears at Talladega that season as well.

Brad Keselowski Racing

In 2007, Keselowski formed his own race team, which began competing in the Truck Series in 2008. Robb Brent signed to drive the #19 Chevy for three races, with a best finish of 21st. The team's plans for 2009 are unknown.

References

* [http://www.racing-reference.info/driver?id=keselbr01 Brad Keselowski Career Statistics]
* [http://www.racing-reference.info/owner?id=keselbr01 Brad Keselowski Owner Statistics]
* [http://info.detnews.com/racing/index.cfm?blogid=258 "Internet games link racing lives of Earnhardt, Keselowski", Detroit News]

External links

* [http://www.bradracing.com Official Website]
* [http://www.teamkeselowski.com Keselowski Family Website]


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