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OFFICIAL TEAM/DRIVER LINKS
Team Penske
Brad Keselowski (2020+)
Penske Racing Museum
Checkered Flag Foundation

PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS
Miller Lite
Discount Tire
Alliance Truck Parts
Alliance Truck Parts Racing
Wurth Group
Wurth Racing
AutoTrader.com
Fitzgerald Glider Kits
Snap-On Tools
Horizon Global Corporation (REESE & Draw-Tite)
Wabash National

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS LINKS
Freightliner
Detroit Genuine Parts
SKF
PPG
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Mazak
Pennzoil
Safety-Kleen

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Team Penske – Twitter
Team Penske – Facebook
Team Penske – Instagram
Team Penske – YouTube
Brad Keselowski – Twitter
Brad Keselowski – Facebook
Alliance Truck Parts – Twitter
Alliance Truck Parts – Facebook
Wurth Racing – Twitter
Wurth Racing – Facebook

STATISTICS
Brad Keselowski – RacingReference.info

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2019 #2 Paint Schemes
Paint Scheme Gallery

2019 sponsor schedule:
1) Daytona: Discount Tire
2) Atlanta: Autotrader
3) Las Vegas: Discount Tire
4) ISM Raceway: Alliance Truck Parts
5) Auto Club: Wurth
6) Martinsville: Reese/DrawTite
7) Texas: Miller Lite
8) Bristol: Discount Tire
9) Richmond: Alliance Truck Parts
10) Talladega: Snap On
11) Dover: Miller Lite
12) Kansas: Wurth
Charlotte (All-Star): Discount Tire
13) Charlotte: Miller Lite
14) Pocono: Wabash National
15) Michigan: Miller Lite
16) Sonoma:
17) Chicagoland:
18) Daytona:
19) Kentucky:
20) New Hampshire: Alliance Truck Parts
21) Pocono: Alliance Truck Parts
22) Watkins Glen: Reese/DrawTite
23) Michigan:
24) Bristol:
25) Darlington:
26) Indianapolis:
27) Las Vegas: Auto Trader
28) Richmond: Reese/DrawTite
29) Charlotte: Alliance Truck Parts
30) Dover: Wurth
31) Talladega:
32) Kansas:
33) Martinsville: Alliance Truck Parts
34) Texas:
35) ISM Raceway:
36) Homestead-Miami:

Contract Status: Driver: multi-year deal signed for 2018 and beyond; Sponsors: Miller Lite 2018; Alliance Truck Parts 2018+; Wurth 2018; AutoZone 2018+; Fitzgerald 2018+; Crew Chief 2018+;

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Brad Keselowski launches new company: With years of experience harnessing the competitive advantages of advancements in engineering and manufacturing, NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski is launching a company on the cutting edge of a new technology, poised to start a new American industrial revolution. Keselowski unveiled his company – Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM) – on Thursday at its state-of-the-art facility in Statesville, N.C. He is investing tens of millions of dollars in equipment and expertise that will be based in the 70,000-square-foot space.[More](1-24-2019)

Coleman Pressley to spot for Brad Keselowski: Brad Keselowski will have a new spotter in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season as Coleman Pressley will join the No. 2 Ford team. The personnel move was first revealed Friday in a newsletter to Keselowski’s fans and confirmed by a Team Penske representative Monday. [More](1-8-2019)

Jefferson Hodges joins Team Penske: Team Penske announced today that Jefferson Hodges, who most recently served as General Manager and Director of Competition for Rev Racing, will join the organization as NASCAR Team Manager beginning with the 2019 season. Hodges will report to Team Penske Competition Director Travis Geisler and help manage various administrative and competition-related duties for the team’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) programs.[More](1-5-2019)

Roger Penske to receive Spirit of Competition Award: The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is pleased to officially announce our annual Spirit of Competition award winner. The Spirit of Competition represents the most prestigious award conferred by the Foundation. Each year a distinguished figure from motorsports who has a specific inspirational message is selected. Automotive impresario, founder, and director of the Amelia Island Concours, Bill Warner will act as MC.[More](10-18-2018)

Brad Keselowski wins a Vegas race that trips up most Playoff contenders: In a war of attrition that caused a multitude of problems for the majority of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff contenders, Brad Keselowski emerged unscathed with his third straight victory in the series and the 500th triumph for Team Penske in all forms of racing combined. Sunday’s South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Playoff opener for NASCAR’s foremost series, went to overtime, lasting five laps longer than the scheduled 267. But Keselowski held the top spot through three tension-laden restarts to beat runner-up Kyle Larson to the finish line by 1.276 seconds on the final two-lap shootout.[More](9-16-2018)

Team Penske earns 500th all-time win: The most successful organization in the history of motorsports added another chapter to its legacy today as Team Penske earned its 500th all-time race victory. Brad Keselowski captured the checkered flag at today’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to record the landmark victory for the organization. Led by “The Captain” Roger Penske, Team Penske was formed in 1966 after Roger Penske walked away from his promising career as a race car driver to focus on his developing automotive business and forming his own race team. Team Penske won the very first race it entered – the 1966 Daytona 24-hour sports car race – and it’s continued winning ever since.[More](9-16-2018)

Brad Keselowski won the South Point 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in an Overtime finish. The win is his 3rd consecutive win of 2018, 3rd win at Las Vegas and 27th career win.
#42-Larson finished 2nd followed by #78-Truex, Jr., #22-Logano, #12-Blaney, #10-Almirola, #18-Busch, #19-Suarez, #31-Newman, and #21-Menard.
A number of Playoff drivers had problems during the race.
Pole winner #20-Jones was caught in an accident on lap 147 when #4 Harvick lost a tire and got into the wall. Jones had nowhere to go and ran into the back of Harvick. Harvick finished 39th, Jones 40th.
#9-Elliott was also eliminated from the race early. He finished 36th after contact following a spin by #1-McMurray on lap 211.
#18-Busch slid into the infield grass with 35 laps remaining. He lost a lap, but later got the free pass. He rebounded to finish 7th.
#11-Hamlin spun off turn 4 and into the infield grass with 21 laps left. He could not continue and finished 32nd.
#48-Johnson and #14-Bowyer made contact with less than 10 laps to go. Both drivers had to pit. Johnson finished 22nd, #14-Bowyer 23rd.
#88-Bowman also had a tire go down late and finished 19th.
#41-Busch was caught in an accident with 2 laps remaining and brought out a red flag for track cleanup and led to an overtime finish. He ended up 21st.
Stage 1 was won by #78-Truex, Jr., finished 3rd.
Stage 2 was won by #2-Keselowski.
There were 23 lead changes among 9 drivers and 12 cautions for 59 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 111.849mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings page
Owners Points Standings page

Brad Keselowski executes late-race pass to win at Indy: It’s been a historical two weeks for Brad Keselowski. The No. 2 Ford driver executed a hard-nosed pass of Denny Hamlin with two laps remaining in Monday’s rain-delayed Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard to win his first race at prestigious Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one week after visiting Victory Lane in the “crown-jewel” Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Keselowski earned Team Penske its first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at the track to go with the storied organization’s 17 Indianapolis 500 trophies – including one this May. [More](9-10-2018)

Brad Keselowski won the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday afternoon. The win is his 2nd win of 2018, 1st win at Indianapolis and 26th career win. He took the lead on the final lap and pulled away for a win of nearly 1 second. The win is also Roger Penske’s first NASCAR win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
#20-Jones finished 2nd followed by #11-Hamlin, #4-Harvick, #14-Bowyer, #41-Busch, #1-McMurray, pole sitter #18-Busch, #21-Menard, and #31-Newman.
Stage 1 was won by #14-Bowyer, finished 5th.
Stage 2 was won by #6-Kenseth, finished 12th.
The race was the final one of the 2018 regular season. #18-Busch clinched the regular season championship. Drivers advancing to the Playoffs are: #18-Busch, #4-Harvick, #78-Truex, Jr., #2-Keselowski, #14-Bowyer, #22-Logano, #41-Busch, #9-Elliott, #12–Blaney, #20-Jones, #3-Dillon, #42-Larson, #11-Hamlin, #10-Almirola, #48-Johnson, #88-Bowman.
There were 14 lead changes among 9 drivers and 10 cautions for 39 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 128.629mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings (pdf)
Owners Points Standings (pdf)

Flawless execution on pit road propels Brad Keselowski to Darlington win: By a matter of inches, Brad Keselowski won the race off pit road under the final caution in Sunday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. That narrow margin was all the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford needed to secure a stunning victory in one of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ marquee races.[More](9-2-2018)

Brad Keselowski won the Bojangles’ Southern 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway. The win is his 1st of 2018, 1st win at Darlington and 25th career win. He also won the XFINITY race at Darlington on Saturday.
Keselowski’s pit crew got him off pit road first during the final pit stop of the race and he was able to hold off teammate Joey Logano for a margin of victory of 1.224 second.
#42-Larson, who dominated most of the race leading 284 of the 367 laps and winning the first two stages, settled for 3rd, followed by #4-Harvick, #9-Elliott, #41-Busch, #18-Busch, #20-Jones, #1-McMurray, and pole winner #11-Hamlin.
The start of the race was delayed by nearly of an hour because of lightning in the area.
There were 7 lead changes among 5 drivers and 6 cautions for 35 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 131.408mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings (pdf)
Owners Points Standings (pdf)

Walter Czarnecki and Rusty Wallace to join Team Penske Hall of Fame: NASCAR Hall of Fame member and championship winning driver Rusty Wallace, along with Walter Czarnecki, the Executive Vice President, Penske Corporation and Vice Chairman of Team Penske, were announced as the latest members of the Team Penske Hall of Fame in a special ceremony on Sunday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway.[More](6-10-2018)

Keselowski to run Miller Genuine Draft throwback at Darlington: Brad Keselowski will run a No. 2 Miller Genuine Draft paint scheme at Darlington as a tribute to the 1990 design driven by Rusty Wallace for car owner Raymond Beadle.[More](3-30-2018)

Team Penske forms technical partnership with Siemens: Team Penske and Siemens, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, have entered into a new technical partnership. Under the multi-year agreement, Siemens will help enhance Team Penske’s performance with full access to a wide variety of software products to enable advanced digital design and simulations. Team Penske race teams will utilize Siemens’ software across their computer-aided design (CAD), engineering, simulation and machining platforms. Utilizing this software, Team Penske can create a digital twin of their race cars, which can help engineers simulate engine configurations, innovate new parts and predict race results in real-time.[More](2-23-2018)

Autotrader returns to Team Penske: Autotrader enters its fifth season with Team Penske as a primary racing sponsor for four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during the 2018 season. The Autotrader brand will be featured on both the No. 2 and No. 22 Ford Fusion cars driven by Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, respectively. Keselowski will drive the Autotrader No. 2 Ford Fusion at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 25, going for back-to-back wins at the track. Keselowski will also race the Autotrader Ford Fusion on Sept. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, while Logano will have the familiar Autotrader orange No. 22 design on Apr. 15 event at Bristol Motor Speedway and the Autotrader/Shell-Pennzoil co-branded car on Apr. 29 at Talladega Superspeedway. Autotrader will continue to be an associate sponsor on both cars for the full MENCS season.[More](2-22-2018)

Brad Keselowski claims dominant victory in Advance Auto Parts Clash: For once, as he put it, Brad Keselowski didn’t “choke away” a chance at victory during Speedweeks at Daytona. Just the opposite. Taking the lead on Lap 39 of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, Keselowski held it the rest of the way to win the exhibition kick-off race to the 2018 season, leading Team Penske to a 1-2-4 finish.[More](2-11-2018)

Ford looking to enhanced inspection process: The newer models from Chevrolet [Camaro] and Toyota 9updated Camry in 20160 have raised concerns for some Ford drivers. Some say, they have to work harder to compete. Others note that NASCAR’s new inspection process could help keep one manufacturer from pulling ahead. “If the new Hawkeye system is put in place and implemented for 2018 fully, not partially, fully, it would certainly level the playing field for Ford by enforcing the rules,” Brad Keselowski said of the new inspection station.[More](1-29-2018)

Brad Keselowski says NASCAR’s Brian France needs to be at the track: Brad Keselowski certainly isn’t the first one to say NASCAR chairman Brian France needs to show up at the track more often. But the fact he said it would be the one thing he would change about NASCAR (he was asked that question) shows just how controversial France’s leadership style is as the sport continues to face challenges.[More](1-24-2018)

Horizon Global Corporation to sponsor Keselowski in two races: Horizon Global Corporation has joined Team Penske with a new multi-year partnership beginning in 2018. Horizon Global towing and trailering brands REESE and Draw-Tite will serve as primary sponsors for the #2 Ford Fusion driven by Brad Keselowski in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) races this season at Martinsville Speedway in March and Richmond Raceway in September. The #2 Ford will also carry the REESE branding as an associate sponsor throughout the 2018 MENCS season.[More](1-17-2018)

Robby Benton joins Team Penske: Motorsports industry veteran Robby Benton will join Team Penske in 2018, serving as NASCAR Team Manager, the organization announced today. Benton, who has spent time as a driver and owner in a number of different series from NASCAR to IMSA, will report to Competition Director Travis Geisler.[More](1-8-2018)