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There is perhaps no one else from “Race For The Championship” going into the NASCAR Cup Series this season with more change and more to prove than Brad Keselowski. While he is no stranger to competing and even winning races in the NASCAR Cup Series, the 38-year-old driver is trying something entirely new this year that resonates with him both personally and professionally.
Fans got to know the driver in the No. 2 Ford car under Team Penske. However, he has since chosen to take on a heavier role within professional racing by co-founding Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing (RFK). As a result, he kicked off his 13th full season with a new car, the No. 6 Ford, and a lot more responsibility as the leader of a team.
It’s something that’s in his blood given that his father, Bob Keselowski, was a professional stock car racer who also took on leadership responsibility as the owner of K Automotive Racing. So, juggling the two worlds is personal for Brad.
Fortunately, he’s doing it on familiar ground. Keselowski’s website notes he has been a consistent contender for the NASCAR Cup Series for more than a decade, clocking in 35 wins in the competition prior to the start of 2022. He even won it for Team Penske in 2012 and has been hungry to claim another victory for himself ever since.
In what was likely very frustrating for such a competitive person like him, Keselowski finished in the runner-up position for the Cup Series in 2020 and opens “Race For The Championship” eager to get that close again and then some.
He’s on track. In 2021, he won at Talladega Superspeedway, marking his sixth career win there overall. NASCAR notes that the tally brings him in line with Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the second most wins at Talladega of all time. He also won the Xfinity Series in 2010.
As if life on the track wasn’t filled to the brim with responsibility for Brad, his life off the track as a parent to two daughters also keeps him on his toes. He and his wife, Paige White, married in 2017 and share girls Scarlett, 6, and Autumn, 2, together. In 2015, the family navigated some scary health complications with Scarlett but she inherited her parent’s toughness and persevered.
In addition to his family life, Brad does a lot of charity work through his Checkered Flag Foundation, which honors and assists U.S. military veterans. Founded in 2010, the organization’s website boasts it has raised more than $3.8 million to help more than 250 individuals and organizations.
You can see Keselowski juggle his many new and old responsibilities on and off the track in “Race For The Championship” premieres.
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