Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 10/15/14

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 22: 2010 Nationwide Series Champion Brad Keselowski, driver of the Discount Tire Dodge, poses with the Champions trophy during the NASCAR Nationwide/Camping World Truck Series Banquet at Loews Miami Beach Hotel on November 22, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
The only way the NASCAR season could have gone better for Penske racing is if Brad Keselowski or Joey Logano had won the season opening Daytona 500. Other than that, it’s been a dream start to the 2013 campaign in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series. Going into this weekends races at Auto Club Speedway, a Penske driver is on top of the points standings in the top two divisions of NASCAR racing. Last season’s Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski took over the points lead in the Cup Series after this past Sunday’s race at Bristol with his fourth straight top five to kick off the season. He’s the only driver who’s finished in the top five all four races this year and is off to his best career start. Keselowski currently leads Dale Earnhardt Jr. by nine points coming into this weekend. On the Nationwide side, Sam Hornish Jr. is also off to his best career start as the 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner leads second place Justin Allgaier by 22 points. Hornish won a couple weekends ago at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and has three top fives and four top 10′s in the first four races of the season. He’s the only one with three top fives and is tied with Brian Scott as the only drivers with a top 10 in every race. This has to be a dream come true as it looks like both should be serious factors to win the championship in their respective series. There’s a long ways to go, obviously, but if it happened it would mark the first time ever a car owner swept both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series titles in the same season. To make things even better, the Izod IndyCar Series kicks off their season on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida this weekend where one of his drivers has won three of the past four races there, including last season. There’s a very good chance Will Power or Helio Castroneves wins again this weekend as both were very fast in the open test last week at Barber Motorsports Park leading the way there. If Keselowski and Hornish can salvage good weekends and hold onto the points lead and Power or Castroneves can win at St. Pete, then Penske would have a driver leading the points in the top three series’ in North American racing. How remarkable would that be? The post NASCAR: Penske Racing off to dream start in 2013 season appeared first on Race Review Online.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Aaron Rodgers buys TVs for Packers teammates

Harbaugh smiled when asked about Michigan's bday tweet

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

Police: Fire that burned down McClain's home 'suspicious'

Furniture store will refund purchases if OSU wins title

What each NFC team in the hunt should ask for from Santa

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Is SI ashamed to mention Jameis Winston on its cover?

Kobe Bryant disappointed Lakers didn't get Rajon Rondo

Niners OT Anthony Davis takes shot at offensive coordinator

Report: Josh Smith expected to sign with Rockets

Cullen Jenkins unhappy over his roughing the passer fine

Bochy: Peavy trade was best in-season move of 2014

Peyton Manning plans to be back with Broncos next year

WATCH: Blazers announcer botches Damian Lillard call

WATCH: P.K. Subban disguises himself, surprises kids for Xmas

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Packers game is a career defining moment for Stafford

A look inside Jason Grilli's contract with the Braves

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

WATCH: Bahamas Bowl ends on insane Hail Mary play

Mike Yeo slams Wild for not having 'winner's attitude'

Michigan St. QB, Ohio State TE have awkward Twitter exchange

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each NFL Week 17 game

NASCAR News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Announcer botches call

Police: McClain fire 'suspicious'

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

Bahamas Bowl ends on crazy Hail Mary

49ers OT Davis takes shot at coordinator

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each Week 17 game

40 great Christmas-related sports names

Nick Mangold and dealing with feelings as a sports fan

Ibaka, Aldridge ejected for scuffle

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Nick Young on Kobe-less win: He needs to pass

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.