Few athletes have achieved the level of success, generated as much interest and created so much discussion as Team Penske's Brad Keselowski after six full seasons competing at NASCAR's highest level.
From his championship pedigree on track with his aggressive racing style, to his social media savvy and his ability to speak his mind on a wide variety of topics, Keselowski has established himself as one of racing's true stars.
No. 2 Crew Chief, Paul Wolfe will continue lead the No. 2 Miller Lite/Alliance Truck Parts/Wurth/Auto Trader Ford in 2016 and with Keselowski behind the wheel, the tandem expects to fight for the championship once again this season and into the future.
Below are some of his career highlights:
2016 - Qualifies for his third-consecutive Chase – 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.
2015 - Qualifies for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the fourth time in the past five years. Earned Coors Light Pole Awards at Darlington, Kansas and Texas. Scored one win by leading only the final lap at Fontana. Had an average start of 10.0 and an average finish of 11.1 (second best in his career). Scored five runner-up finishes. Accrued a career-high 25 top-10 finishes. Remained running at the finish of 35 races and on the lead lap in a career-best 31 races. Led the second-most laps in his career (1,185). In NASCAR XFINITY Series competition he made nine starts where he captured nine top-eight, eight top-fives as well as victories in Texas and Kentucky as he helped the team earn its third consecutive NXS Owners' Championship. Holds on to fifth place in the all-time NXS wins list with 34 career victories.
2014 - Earns 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 Chase for the Sprint Cup and finishes fifth in the final series standings. Sweeps both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Sprint 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 Owners' Championship with a team leading five victories and five poles. Moves into fifth on the NXS all-time wins list with 32 career victories.
2013 - 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.
2012 - Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) 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 Chase after securing nine top-10 finishes in the 10 races leading up to the Chase. Also competes in 21 Nationwide 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.