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Penske Racing driver and newly-crowned 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski will appear Thursday in America's Thanksgiving Parade® on the streets of downtown Detroit, Mich.
The 28-year-old Keselowski, a native of Rochester Hills, Mich., became the first Penske Racing driver to win the title in NASCAR's premiere series on Sunday in the series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Driving the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger to the championship for team owner Roger Penske, a resident of Birmingham, Mich., Keselowski also became the first Michigan-born driver to win the Cup Series crown.
On Thanksgiving Day, Keselowski will celebrate the championship by riding in America's Thanksgiving Parade® down Woodward Avenue, an 86-year-old tradition in Detroit.
"Growing up in Michigan for years it was a tradition in our house to wake up Thanksgiving morning and watch America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit," said Keselowski, who earned five wins t...
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Brad Keselowski did in fact win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship on Sunday in Miami. And boy did he celebrate the occasion. After starting the party early on in the evening, Keselowski showed up for a SportsCenter interview with Kevin Connors with what appeared to be a several hundred ounce glass full of Miller Lite, Keselowski's sponsor. Lucky guy. Makes me wonder...
We suppose he’s drinking Miller Lite?
Brad Keselowski had every reason to be excited on Sunday. Keselowski beat out five-time champion Jimmie Johnson to capture not only his first Sprint Cup championship, but the first one for Penske Racing, as well.
So, by the time the 28-year-old was ready for his SportsCenter interview, he had admittedly already taken in a few drinks from the...
Before the party continued at the W in South Beach, Brad Keselowski lugged his new trophy down the backstretch at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
His mission? The perfect avatar photo.
"I want it dark," Keselowski said. "Like Batman and (crap)."
As he strolled away from the generator-powered lights, the new Sprint Cup champion experimented with several poses and...
Of all the owners in the garage area, I don't think any of us can ever put into words how excited everybody in that garage area was at the end of Sunday for Roger Penske, who won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title.
Having seen him come in, believe in NASCAR, support our sport, be a former track owner, just all the commitment that the Captain has put into motorsports as a whole...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. Jimmie Johnson's chase of a sixth Sprint Cup title, so seemingly close to becoming reality just a week earlier, ended abruptly and prematurely on Sunday.
Johnson, the overall Cup points leader entering the previous week's race at Phoenix, ran strong but suffered a late pit-road penalty and then an early exit in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway...
Brad Keselowski has won his first NASCAR championship.
The 28-year-old Detroit native clinched the Sprint Cup title Sunday when fellow title contender Jimmie Johnson pulled out of the season finale because of a parts failure. The championship is the first for longtime NASCAR owner Roger Penske and gives outgoing car manufacturer Dodge the sweetest of parting gifts.
A Dodge powered car won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the first time since 1975. Roger Penske won his first title as a car owner in NASCAR. All things would appear to great. Except Dodge is leaving NASCAR
Next season Penske’s cars will join Ford Racing. While Ford figures to give Penske as much of a chance to see one of his drivers as a champion, it was not necessarily the preferred...
Roger Penske really has done it all now.
Certainly, the racing icon is no stranger to titles and prestigious race wins. He has 15 Indianapolis 500 wins to his credit and a pair of Daytona 500 victories. He has 12 IndyCar Series titles over his storied career. He even helped orchestrate the Super Bowl when it was played in Detroit.
But for years, there's been a noticeable gap...
Veteran crew chief Greg Erwin is joining Penske Racing.
Erwin will oversee the No. 12 NASCAR Nationwide Series team and driver Sam Hornish Jr., who embarks on his second full season on that tour.
"It is an honor to be selected as the crew chief of the No. 12 Ford Mustang," Erwin said in a release. "I would like to thank Roger Penske and everyone at Penske Racing...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brad Keselowski won the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship today at Homestead-Miami Speedway, earning owner Roger Penske’s first title in NASCAR’s premier series.
For owner Penske, the wait that began before Keselowski was born (1984) finally is over. Penske Racing, which entered the NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 1972, ended the longest non-championship...
The last time Dodge won the NASCAR Cup title, in 1975, Ralph Gilles was playing with Matchbox cars on his mother's living room floor.
Even then, Gilles, now the president and CEO of the SRT Brand and senior vice president of design at Chrysler Group, was a NASCAR fan.
"I used to watch NASCAR as a kid," Gilles said. "I loved it."
Considering that it had...
Penske Racing has added Greg Erwin as crew chief of the No. 12 Ford Mustang driven by Sam Hornish, Jr. in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Erwin joins the Penske Racing team after most recently serving as the crew chief for Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The move will give Hornish a veteran’s perspective as he competes in his second...
It’s been a long road to the top for Brad Keselowski. From starting his days in NASCAR driving for his family owned team to winning the first Sprint Cup championship for his team-owner, Roger Penkse, Keselowski has always overcome many challenges to achieve success.
Back when he was running for his family’s team in the Truck Series, Keselowski was talented, but things just never...
HOMESTEAD, FL – Ryan Blaney finished 28th at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the No. 29 Cooper Standard RAM on Friday evening. The Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) driver had a tough ending to the night in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season finale.
Blaney qualified in the 16th position on Friday afternoon pacing the 1.5 mile oval in 32.472 seconds or 166.297 M.P.H. to...
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Brad Keselowski won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. A mistake on pit road coupled with a parts failure dropped him to third in the standings.