NNS: Roger Penske’s Second Owner’s Championship Awaits in Homestead

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Homestead-Miami Speedway will host the NASCAR Nationwide Series this weekend for the final race of the season, the Ford EcoBoost 300 on Saturday; the proverbial last hurdle for car owner Roger Penske before he claims his second consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series owner championship.

Penske has tapped 2010 NNS driver champion Brad Keselowski to bring home the owner title in the No. 22 Ford this weekend. Originally, teammate Joey Logano was scheduled to run this event, but after the results of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race last Sunday at Phoenix, Logano has turned his focus solely to winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

The No. 22 Team Penske Ford leads the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota by 29 points. The No. 22 will clinch with a finish of 24th or better; or 25th with at least one lap led; or 26th and the most laps led.

Keselowski has made 10 starts this season posting five wins, 10 top fives and an average finish of 1.8.

“To be in a front running car and to have great pit crews, and a good crew chief, obviously a great team owner to provide all the resources, that’s the type of results you get from it,” said Keselowski. “I am proud to be a part of it. This season is one I will remember for a long-time.”

Keselowski has made seven series starts at Homestead posting two wins, four top fives and an average finish of 10.9. Keselowski will be joined by teammate Ryan Blaney in the No. 12 Ford this weekend.

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