Talking to the media Saturday night after his win in the Coca-Cola 600, Brad Keselowski talked about his contract status:
Q. You’re a free agent. Most business had come to a halt during the season suspension. Do you think this win gives you some added value? Do you think you cheered up Roger Penske’s day?
BRAD KESELOWSKI: Well, I know winning never hurts. I wish I had more news, but I don’t. So, yeah, winning is not a bad thing. I hope to continue to compete at a very high level and be able to win races for a long time.
Obviously I have a very good team right now. I don’t know where we’re sitting at in points after today. I would think it’s probably in the top five or six.
We’ve got a race win at a major on a team that’s really just starting to click together. This team has a lot of potential. My goodness, on pit road today, they were on fire. They put us in a spot to win.
I hope that I get to take and make something of that for years to come. But it’s not all up to me. A lot of things have to come together, whether it’s sponsors or whatnot, management things. That hasn’t happened yet. I hope it does because this is my 30th win at the Cup level with Team Penske. That’s pretty special. I think I got another 30 left in me. I’d like to have the chance at that.
— NASCAR Transcript —
Most speculation at this point in the season centers around him leaving Team Penske and moving to Hendrick Motorsports to replace Jimmie Johnson in the #48 next year.