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GETTING IN: Keselowski locked himself into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race by winning the Quaker State 400 – his first victory after the 2012 All-Star event – at Kentucky Speedway last summer.
ALL-STAR REWIND – 2012: In the closest finish of the night, Keselowski edged Kasey Kahne by inches to win the third segment of the 2012 All-Star Race. He parlayed that into a second-place finish in the final segment, marking his best-ever result in the event.
TRANSERRING FROM SHOWDOWN: In 2011, Keselowski raced his way into the All-Star Race by finishing second in the All-Star Showdown qualifying race.
A LOCK: Since his rookie season of 2009, Keselowski has not missed the All-Star Race.
FAN MOSAIC PAINT SCHEME: On Thursday afternoon, May 16, Keselowski will unveil his paint scheme for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race. The series champ will pilot a No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion featuring a fan mosaic paint scheme carrying thousands of photos uploaded to a special web site by fans of the “Blue Deuce.”
DOUBLE DUTY: Keselowski will also participate in the N.C. Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race on Friday night. He is attempting to pick up his first NCWTS victory to join his father, Bob, as the only father-son duo to win in that series.
WHY DO YOU ENJOY THE ALL-STAR RACE? “I really feel like we are in the best stretch of races of the year. The Southern 500 at Darlington and the All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte are three of our premier races. I would put all three of them in the top five races of the year. The All-Star Race is definitely an event made for the fans. You won’t see guys driving any harder than you will on Saturday night. There is a huge purse on the line and I know a lot of drivers that could use an extra $2 million. If someone who has never been to a race asked me which one to go to first, I would say the All-Star Race.”
IS THERE ANY WAY A DRIVER WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE HOME THE $1 MILLION BONUS FOR WINNING EVERY SEGMENT? “That’s going to be tough, for sure. I don’t know how much faith I have in someone being able to pull that off. There are so many different strategies that teams use. It’s hard to always pick the one that will win you the segment while also setting you up for the final segment. You should see all of us going all out on each segment, which is what should happen in an all-star event.”
BEST OF MAXIM
Brad Keselowski started Saturday night's All-Star Race in the 12th position -- but the defending Sprint Cup champion didn't survive beyond the first two laps.
Keselowski radioed to his crew that the transmission broke as he brought the No. 2 Ford to the garage.
"Something just broke in the back half of the drive train, either the transmission or drive shaft gear -...
Brad Keselowski minced no words about the loss of Dick Trickle, who died Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at a cemetary at the age of 71.
Keselowski, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, grew up on the short tracks of the Midwest, where Trickle was said to have won more than 1,000 races in his long and storied career.
"What Dick Trickle meant to Midwest...
Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Draw-Tite Ford F-Series, will make his inaugural season start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this Friday night. Keselowski, the owner of Brad Keselowski Racing, is slated to compete in additional races for BKR throughout the 2013 season.
The Penske Racing driver will pilot the No. 2 BKR Ford F-Series in only his third career...
Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 19 Melon 1 Ford F-Series, will make his third start for Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) during the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 this Friday, May 17th.
Melon 1 will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 19 BKR entry this week for the second time this season. He is on deck for three more entries this season as primary sponsor.
This Friday will...
The oldest driver to win NASCAR’s Rookie of the Year title, Dick Trickle, passed away on Thursday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to officials with the Lincoln County (N.C.) Sheriff’s office.
Trickle, a popluar and successful driver, is known for having a cigarette in one hand and a cup of coffee in the
With another week in the books, here are this week’s Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge results.
The pickers were clearly thinking a Sprint Cup Series regular would win Friday night and they were right. Kyle Busch picked up the victory and scored bonus points for Jason and Michael. Brandon, Brittany, and Matt all bet on the other Cup regular, Brad Keselowski, and lost...
Welcome to the inaugural season of the Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge. This will take place all year long and will feature our esteemed panel of experts who will pick a winner in the series running that weekend.
For this weekend it is just the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series running the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Friday night.
Points will be given based...