MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Team Penske announced Tuesday that the organization has reached an agreement with Brad Keselowski to remain with the team as the driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion.
A multi-year extension ensures that the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and 23-time Cup winner will continue to be an integral part of Team Penske – the only team he has driven for full-time over the course of his 10-year MENCS career.
The announcement follows the news that crew chief Paul Wolfe has also agreed to a multi-year extension with Team Penske.
“In the time that Brad has driven for Team Penske, he has risen to the top echelon of stars in NASCAR,” said team owner Roger Penske. “Brad and Paul have established a terrific, winning combination and they are both real leaders within our team. More than just wins and championships, Brad is an important part our relationship with Ford Performance and his work with the Checkered Flag Foundation shows what kind of person he is away from the track. There is no question he continues to be a great fit for our organization.”
Since joining Team Penske in 2009, Keselowski has earned 22 Cup wins and the 2012 series championship while driving the iconic No. 2 Ford Fusion. In addition, the Rochester Hills, Michigan native has scored 29 NASCAR XFINITY Series victories, won the 2010 XFINITY drivers’ championship and has been a part of three XFINITY owners’ titles while driving the No. 22 Ford Mustang.
Keselowski has scored two Cup victories and one XFINITY win so far this season, and has also qualified for his sixth trip to the NASCAR playoffs.
“Roger and everyone at Team Penske have given me everything we need to win championships at the highest levels of NASCAR,” said Keselowski. “As I have said all along, Team Penske is where I want to be and I am thrilled to continue with the organization well into the future. I have a lot of years left in the sport and I truly feel our best years are ahead of us.”
“There is no one I want helping make my race cars go fast more than Paul Wolfe,” added Keselowski. “We have a lot of continuity between the two of us, and really the entire No. 2 Ford team, which is so important in today’s NASCAR. With partners like Miller Lite, Alliance Truck Parts, Wurth, Autotrader, Fitzgerald Glider Kits, Discount Tire and Ford Performance in our corner, I feel like we have the strongest overall program in the sport.”
Keselowski has recorded 51 wins while driving for Team Penske, making him the second-winningest driver in team history.
He is just eight victories away from tying Team Penske Hall of Famer Mark Donohue for the top honor.
“Mark Donohue is the driver that Roger was able to build this team around over 50 years ago, a man who won our first NASCAR Cup Series race and our first Indianapolis 500,” said Keselowski. “I am truly blessed to be close to tying his record for wins with Team Penske and this extension will allow me to place my name beside such a legendary driver.”
CREDIT: Team Penske