Found June 14, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
PLAYERS: Brad Keselowski
MICHIGAN HOMECOMING: Brad Keselowski grew up in the Detroit, Mich., suburb of Rochester Hills. He was the first Michigan-born driver to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship when he took the crown last year. While he has yet to win at his home track in the Cup Series, he does have two NASCAR Nationwide Series victories at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). HAPPY FATHER’S DAY: Keselowski calls his father, Bob Keselowski, his racing hero. The elder Keselowski is a former ARCA Series champion and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series winner. No doubt the younger Keselowski will want to give his dad a great Father’s Day gift by going to Victory Lane on Sunday. THE MIGHTY MAC IN BLUE: The Mackinac Bridge in northern Michigan was lit in blue on May 29th as part of a celebration of Keselowski’s 2012 Cup title. It will remain lit through the Quicken Loans 400 on Sunday. The bridge is the third-longest in the world in total suspension. FORD RACING DAY AND POLISH SPORTS HALL OF FAME: On Thursday, June 13, Keselowski and the other Penske Racing drivers will visit the Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., for Ford Racing Day. While at Ford the group will take part in several driving activities and sign autographs for Ford employees. That evening, Keselowski will be honored with induction into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. MEET KESELOWSKI: Keselowski will make an appearance at Artesian Wells located at U.S. 12 and U.S. 127 in Cement City, Mich., beginning at 7 pm ET on Friday, June 14. MICHIGAN NATIVES: In addition to Keselowski there are two other Michigan natives on the “Blue Deuce” roster. Car chief Jerry Kelley hails from Sherwood, Mich., while engineer Brian Wilson is from Detroit. AFTER HAVING VERY FAST CARS THE LAST TWO RACES, DO YOU THINK A WIN IS COMING SOON? “We’ve had speed in our Miller Lite Fords all year. We’re still struggling a little bit in the execution part of our game, but those are issues that can be ironed out. It was unfortunate that we left a top-five on the table at Pocono last weekend. Obviously the 48 car was the class of the field, but I think we could’ve made it interesting. But we’ve seen in the past that having speed at Pocono can often translate into speed at Michigan. I’m looking forward to going to my home state and contending for a victory.” WHAT WOULD A CUP SERIES WIN AT MICHIGAN MEAN TO YOU? “I certainly used to put a lot of pressure on myself when going to Michigan. Especially for the first few Cup races of my career. In 2009 and 2010 I was probably no fun to be around when we got there. I really want a win at my home track. But I think (crew chief) Paul (Wolfe) has a big influence on my mindset when I go up to race at MIS. I’m way more relaxed and I think it has shown in the results over our last couple of races. We still don’t have a Cup win there, though, and that definitely drives me. It would be one of the biggest wins of my career.” -Penske Racing PR

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