Brad Keselowski

Bradley " Brad" Keselowski ( born February 12, 1984 in Rochester Hills, Michigan) is an American NASCAR driver and NASCAR Nationwide Series champion of the 2010 season. Currently he drives for Penske Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Racing career

Brad Keselowski began his NASCAR career in 2004 in a race to the Craftsman Truck Series at the Martinsville Speedway. He drove a Ford F -150 with starting number 29 for the family-owned team K Automotive Racing. From start position 26, he joined the 34th to the finish. In total, he drove seven more races in the season, including in Mansfield, where he finished 16th. The championship ended Keselowski on the 34th place.

The 2005 season, he played as a full time driver. At the first race of the season, the Florida Dodge Dealers 250, he finished seventh. At season's end he was in the championship standings to 21 In the 2006 season he drove the first two races for K Automotive Racing. The racing was discontinued temporarily due to lack of sponsors. Some races drove Keselowski then for the injured Kelly Sutton. In August he returned for MB Motorsports back in the Craftsman Truck Series. He drove the car with the number 63 to number 33 in Bristol.

Later in 2006, he was discovered by Keith Coleman, owner of Keith Coleman Racing, which offered him the opportunity to race in the Busch Series. For the first race in the NASCAR second-highest division he could not qualify, but constant for the next seven. The Busch Series season in 2007, he wanted to attend a full-time driver for Keith Coleman Racing, due to health problems of team owner Keith Coleman this project, however, was thwarted. Since Ted Musgrave has been blocked after an unfair maneuver for a race, Keselowski replaced him in Memphis. He led a large part of the race, but fell because of a controversial Remplers by Travis Kvapil back in 16th place. The rest of the year he drove for JR Motorsports, where he secured five top-10 results.

The Nationwide Series season in 2008 driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo Keselowski in SS with the number 88 as a full time driver for JR Motorsports. In the fourth race of the season on 8 March 2008 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway he drove to sixth place. In the next race at Bristol he improved to fourth place. A week later, in Nashville, he was also fourth. After two growing by more cohesive race he drove into Mexico City one eighth. On May 24, he won at Lowe 's Motor Speedway with third place, the best result of his career to date. After a seventh place at Dover followed in the second race of the season in Nashville 's first victory in his NASCAR career. This was followed in fourth place in Kentucky, eight place in Milwaukee, tenth place in New Hampshire, fifth place in Daytona and position three in Joliet. On the Gateway International Raceway, he was fifth. After three mediocre race and a sixth place Keselowski took during the Food City 250 at Bristol his second win of the season. At the end of the season he finished third in the championship. Furthermore, he was obliged at the end of the season for two races in the # 25 Chevrolet for Hendrik Motorsports in the Sprint Cup. His debut at the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, which he finished in 19th place.

In the 2009 season, Keselowski continued to perform in the Nationwide Series in the # 88 JR Motorsports and graduated selected races in the Sprint Cup both for Hendrick Motorsports and Phoenix Racing. His first victory in the Sprint Cup, he secured in the # 09 for Phoenix Racing in his fifth start in the series, as he at Talladega Superspeedway in the final meters of the hitherto leading Carl Edwards tried to overtake at the Aaron's 499, of the then car of Keselowski touched and slammed into the outside wall.