Brad Keselowski was born on February 12th 1984, and is an American auto racing car driver. Currently he is competing in the #12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger in the Sprint Cup series. Also he competes in the Nationwide Series driving the #22 Discount Tire Company Dodge Charger for Penske Racing. His brother Brian Keselowski also competes part-time in both the ARCA RE/MAX Series and the Nationwide series. His Father is Bob Keselowski, a former NASCAR racer, and owns K Automotive Racing. Also his Uncle Ron Keselowski raced in NASCAR in the early 1970s, and was Brads fathers (Bob) car owner. So letís just say that racing runs in the family. Brad began his racing career in NASCAR in 2004 in the Craftsman Truck Series where he raced the #29 for his family-owned K Automotive Racing Team. He made several starts his first season, his best was where he finished 16th in Mansfield. In 2005 he was sponsored by SUBcrews.com and Samson Stone, and he began to compete full time in the Truck Series. He finished 7th place at the Florida Dodge Dealers 250, which was his opening race for the season. He finished 21st in points, that season with running in every race. He then drove a pair of races filling in for Kelly Sutton, where he also held 7th place at Memphis Motorsports Park. Also in 2006 he ran the first two races at California Speedway and finished 16th for the K-Automotive. Shortly after racing in Memphis Motorsports Park, Keselowski was called by Earnhardt Jr to drive his #88 for the rest of the year in the Busch Series. Keselowski posted five top-ten finishes racing for JR Motorsports. In 2007 Keselowski formed his own race team, and begin competing in Truck Series in 2008. Also in 2008 Keselowski re-signed with JR, and then he got his first win at Nashville Superspeedway. His next Nationwide career win came at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22. 2008. He ended his season with third in the points standing with the highest finish by Nationwide Series-only driver. Keselowski won a victory in 2009 in his home state when Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers momentum broke between the two of them, and Brad was able to pass them both taking the lead. In 2009 he left JR Motorsports and Phoenix Racing to drive full time for Penske Racing in 2010. In 2010 he was involved in a crash at Kobalt Tools 500 where he went airborne and flipped. However he was not harmed during this and Carl Edwards was put on probation for the next three races. -2010- Currently during the Sprint Cup Series Brad averages finish through the first 16 races is a 3.88. For this 2010 series he is off to the second-best start in all NASCAR history. This upcoming Friday on July 2nd at the Daytona International Speedway he will race the Subway Jalapeno 250 on his No 22 Dodge Charger. He is also the only driver this season that has completed every lap raced this season! Keselowski won his third pole for the season making him the current point leader
and will look to continue his streak of top-15 finishes. He
hasn't finished outside the top 15 all year with three wins, with 14 top-10s and 12
top-fives in a total of 15 starts. As of 8-13-10 Brad holds the lead for the Sprint Cup Series, ahead of Carl Edwards by 300 points.