Juli Brad Keselowski ist nach dem NASCAR-Rennen in Daytona nicht gut auf Rookie William Byron zu sprechen – Der Penske-Pilot meint, er hätte. Brad Keselowski mit Fahrer-Portrait, Lebenslauf, Karriere, Chronik und Statistik - NASCAR bei clemencelle.eu Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford, crashes into his crew on pit road during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Windows 10 at Pocono.
Sour Cream Dips at The Glen. He took the lead on a restart two laps to go but was passed by Marcos Ambrose in turn five of the same lap.
Keselowski followed his 2nd-place finish with a 3rd-place finish at the Pure Michigan Keselowski finished the regular season 11th in points, using his three wins to qualify for his first career Chase.
Keselowski was a factor for much of the Chase, before a late spin during the Tums Fast Relief at Martinsville Speedway derailed his championship hopes.
Still, Keselowski finished his second full Cup season fifth in the point standings, 84 points behind champion Tony Stewart.
Keselowski finished the season with more wins than teammate Busch three to two and with a better points finish.
Keselowski started the year by memorably posting pictures and status updates via Twitter from his car during a red flag period. On March 18 he won his first race of the season, the Food City at Bristol.
It was the first time since Dave Marcis in that Dodge won a Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega and only the fourth win at the track for the automaker.
On June 30, Keselowski picked up his 3rd win at Kentucky Speedway , the first driver to win three races in the Cup season and joining Kyle Busch as the first two-time Sprint Cup winners of the race at Kentucky.
Beginning with Kentucky, Keselowski went on a hot streak that lasted all the way to the season finale at Homestead that ultimately earned him his Sprint Cup title.
In these 19 races, he only finished worse than 11th twice 30th at Bristol and 15th at Homestead. Keselowski won the first Nationwide series race to be contested at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway , the Indiana He led the closing stages but several cautions ended up putting his old rival Carl Edwards to the lead; with two laps to go Keselowski fell back to second place and Edwards charged for the win and in victory lane he confirmed he and Keselowski no longer dislike each other; Keselowski in his review said the same confirmation.
With two laps to go, he was second behind Kyle Busch , and had Marcos Ambrose behind him. Busch slipped on oil after taking the white flag, and Keselowski slid into him, spinning him out in the esses.
Keselowski notched another 2nd-place finish the following week at Michigan , leading with 10 laps to go but being passed by Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle.
Two weeks after that, he won at Dover after several of the dominant leaders had to pit late for fuel, allowing him to assume the point lead.
Keselowski continued on a hot streak of top-eleven finishes: He lost the point lead to Johnson the following week at Martinsville, finishing sixth while Johnson won.
The next week Keselowski finished second at Texas , racing Johnson hard before relinquishing the lead. During a red flag period due to Jeff Gordon intentionally crashing Clint Bowyer , Keselowski again tweeted a photo from his car.
Keselowski finished in 15th place, but still clinched his first Sprint Cup championship when Johnson dropped out of the race with gear failure, joining Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt as the only drivers to win the Cup championship within their first three full-time seasons.
Keselowski opened the season with four straight top-5 finishes, including a fourth-place finish in the Daytona despite being caught up in two crashes.
At Talladega, Keselowski had a promising run. After a long red flag due to rain Keselowski was entering the top ten.
He drove his way up to contention to win after two crashes. On the last restart, Keselowski started on the low line. Because of a misunderstanding, Keselowski was not happy with the race winner David Ragan after he ended up in 15th spot due to him being told to restart on the not preferred low line.
David Ragan lined up on the high side after making a pass on Keselowski under caution. Nobody agreed with him and Keselowski got jeered by fans and medias; which further made Keselowski frustrated.
However, after looking at a video of the finish Keselowski realized that NASCAR was directing fairly and that Ragan was fairly in his line; he apologized two days later.
At Darlington, Keselowski finished in 32nd place after being involved in a crash on lap At Charlotte in the All-Star race, Keselowski had one of his most heartbreaking races ever.
On lap 2, he lost a transmission. He had to slide 15, feet back around the track to get to the garage. His car had broke down from steering problems that would take the rest of the race to fix.
At the Coca-Cola at Charlotte , though, on lap , Keselowski was wrecked by Danica Patrick after her off-track boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse made it three wide.
He then had a 21st-place finish at Daytona in the Coke Zero At New Hampshire, Keselowski won his first pole of the season. On August 10, , Keselowski won at Watkins Glen in the Nationwide series, giving him 4 consecutive wins in his last 4 starts.
Keselowski was unable to get by Kyle and finished in second place for the third consecutive time in the event , , and Brad raced Kyle completely clean, later saying he did it in an attempt to repair their old rivalry.
He had a great run. Congrats to him and those guys. At Michigan, Keselowski nearly scored his first dream Cup victory at Michigan while in a fuel crisis.
Keselowski led with 30 laps left but caution issues forced him to pit, putting him in 12th spot for the final results. After the race, Keselowski emotionally said that although he was sad about losing, he was happy to have seen his entire team win the race through Logano.
On September 5, , Keselowski won the 3rd Nationwide series race at Richmond, making it 5 race wins in his last 6 starts, and his 24th career win in the series.
At Richmond, Keselowski led the most laps with , but a late caution during the race caused him to finish 17th, and missed the Chase due to being 16th in the points standings.
At Charlotte, Keselowski started well, though he was penalized early when he left his pit during a pit stop under caution carrying the jack with him.
He rallied to the last caution and took the last restart in 4th. After battling Kasey Kahne for the lead with 15 laps remaining, Keselowski took the point and captured the win.
Keselowski started his season finishing second to Denny Hamlin in the Sprint Unlimited. In the Budweiser Duel , Keselowski led 34 laps early, until the cycle of green flag pit stops.
However, he was caught speeding and ended up finishing dead last, three laps down. He still made the Daytona under an owners points provisional.
In the Daytona , Keselowski started 33rd, led 13 laps, and finished 3rd. At Phoenix , Keselowski clinched his first pole of the season with a record lap speed of Keselowski led three laps and finished 3rd.
He led 53 laps and overtook Dale Earnhardt Jr. On pit road Keselowski stopped for a stalled Kasey Kahne. Keselowski replied by giving Busch a hand gesture on the track at lap This incident still remains a topic of debate.
Keselowski nearly won the Toyota Owners a few weeks later, but engaged in a battle with Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon which allowed teammate Joey Logano to take the lead and ultimately the win with 4 laps left.
Kenseth had repeatedly blocked Keselowski, trying to keep him from winning the race. Keselowski showed displeasure with Kenseth after the race, pointing his finger at him and throwing his gloves into his own car.
Keselowski and Logano are great friends off and on track. A week later at Talladega, Keselowski tried to go for the lead on lap 13, but when the leader, Danica Patrick , tried to slide behind Keselowski, she got into his left-rear quarter panel and wrecked him.
Later in the race, Keselowski was trying to regain his final lap back but got loose and spun. During the controversy over his spin, Keselowski said in an interview that it was not on purpose and apologized on television and in a tweet on Twitter.
The victims of the wreck, fellow racers, and many fans were upset with Keselowski for his actions as it appeared that Keselowski was setting a double standard following his altercation with Matt Kenseth the previous week.
Keselowski finished 2nd to Johnson at Dover. At Pocono, Keselowski took the lead from Justin Allgaier with less than 19 laps to go.
With four laps to go, Keselowski tried to use the lap down car of Danica Patrick to blow the trash off his grille, which cost him the win as Dale Earnhardt Jr.
A week later at Michigan, Keselowski finished 3rd, which marked his 3rd consecutive Top-3 finish. Keselowski himself is a Michigan native, and said that winning the Michigan race would mean more to him than just winning the Daytona After the wreck, he struggled to a 23rd-place finish.
Keselowski however dominated the Sprint Cup race and got his second win of the season. Keselowski said his team was in "Championship Form".
Keselowski made the headlines when his hand got severely injured by a champagne bottle during the victory lane celebration.
Keselowski was rushed to the hospital and released after getting stitches. At Daytona, Keselowski got caught up in both Big Ones, but finished 18th, one lap down, by the time the race was called for rain.
Keselowski had a perfect weekend in New Hampshire, when he won both Cup series practices, the pole for the Nationwide race, and leading one-hundred and fifty-five laps to win the Nationwide race.
In the Cup race, Keselowski started 7th and moved to the lead early in the race to win his second Cup race in three weeks, his third of the year, and sweep the weekend.
Keselowski passed Michael McDowell with 2 laps to go to win the race. He joined Aric Almirola as one of two drivers to record the feat in Keselowski had never won a Truck race in his previous 63 starts.
After the race, Denny Hamlin brake-checked Keselowski, due to being upset that Keselowski raced him hard. While driving onto pit road, Keselowski hit Kenseth in the door as retaliation to the incident that happened with 6 to go.
During a later interview, Keselowski stated on lap , Kenseth had "swung at [his] car and tore the whole right-front off of it. NASCAR stated in the penalty announcement that the main reason Keselowski was fined was because he made contact with Kenseth after the race had already ended.
On a green-white-checkered restart, Jeff Gordon entered the turn going to the high lane, leaving the middle lane open.
He was the highest ranking driver outside of the final four at the end of the season. He also had set a personal best record of six victories throughout the season, which was the highest number of wins for anyone in the season.
During the Sprint Unlimited after starting 4th, running in the top ten for the first few laps and leading a few laps, Keselowski wrecked after slight contact from fellow driver Kyle Larson.
He finished dead last in 25th place. Days later, Keselowski led the waning stages of the Daytona in the Xfinity Series event. Keselowski led early at Phoenix, leading 52 laps but lost a critical amount of track position after his team made the mistake of not pitting before a caution with less than laps to go.
Restarting 29th after the caution, Keselowski raced his way back to the top ten, finishing 6th. The next week at Fontana was a victorious weekend for Keselowski.
After a late race restart, Keselowski impressively passed Kurt Busch on the final lap to win the race. Keselowski finished second the next week at Martinsville being beaten by rival Denny Hamlin by 0.
He had the faster car in the ending laps but he was unable to win the race because after restarting 4th, he was unable to get by Matt Kenseth or Joey Logano , quick enough as Hamlin, to challenge Hamlin for the win.
Keselowski had a dismal summer, but still made the Chase for the Cup. Keselowski led 52 laps at Martinsville, but got taken out of the race from contact with Matt Kenseth on a restart with 49 laps left.
His crash set up the controversial wreck with Kenseth and teammate Joey Logano. At Texas, Keselowski started on pole and led the most laps of However he got over-taken by Jimmie Johnson after a caution period with less than 10 laps to go.
Keselowski was eliminated from the final 4 spots of the Chase after finishing badly at Phoenix. Keselowski led the most laps of the Ford , but a late-race caution cost him the race, finishing 3rd behind Kyle Busch who won the race and the Cup series championship.
He finished out the season with 1 win, 9 top fives 5 of which were runners-up 25 top tens, 3 poles and 1 DNF. Keselowski started his season on a high note, leading the most laps of the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona.
A late-race caution kept him from winning the race. Keselowski recovered from a bad pit stop to finish 9th.
He started 7th, and led the most laps, 46 laps. He used the outside line to take the lead on lap 73, and swapped the lead with NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin multiple times, before blocking the three wide lines.
Following that, at Kentucky, he would get his 4th win of the season, and second consecutive win, after a lengthy last 70 laps trying to conserve fuel.
Keselowski made it through the first round of the Chase, but in the second round he was eliminated. At Charlotte he would finish 7th, the next week at Kansas he was running in the top 10 but with 77 laps to go, Keselowski got loose and spun through the infield, tearing up his spliter and going to the garage and finished 38th.
Coming to Talladega, Keselowski was in a must win situation, he started 2nd and had the dominant car leading 90 laps but with less than 50 laps remaining, he got a piece of debris on the grille and blew his engine going to the garage and finishing 38th for the 2nd week in a row.
His teammate Joey Logano would go on to win the race. He would be eliminated from the 2nd round. Keselowski crashed out of the Daytona after leading 13 laps during the race.
On the final restart with eleven laps to go, Harvick was issued a speeding penalty and sent to the rear and enabling Keselowski to start on the front row alongside Kyle Larson.
After battling with Larson, Keselowski successfully passed him to record the win. In the Auto Club , Keselowski spun early, but rebounded to finish second.
After having Paul Wolfe serve one of the 3-race suspension, Team Penske announced plans to appeal the penalty and were granted a deferral of the remainder of the penalty, including the points and fine.
After a 3-hour hearing, the appeal was denied by the National Motorsports Appeals Panel. The appeal was denied on May 9 leaving Wolfe suspended from the sport.
The season started slow for Keselowski, as he failed to win at the first 24 races. He then won back-to-back races at Darlington and Indianapolis , giving Team Penske its first trophy at the Brickyard.
Keselowski backed up his Playoff run with a win at Las Vegas and advanced to the Round of 12, despite surviving a hard crash at the Charlotte Roval.
Keselowski was eliminated from the Round of 12 after the fall Kansas race and finished the season eighth in the points standings. Keselowski formed his own race team in The team began competing in the Truck Series in Keselowski drove the No.
In and part of , Parker Kligerman drove the No. Kligerman finished 11th in points in , but was released from BKR midway through the season,  being replaced by Ryan Blaney.
Adds a victory at Talladega Superspeedway in the Playoffs and ultimately earns a spot in the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Completes the season fourth in the series standings. In addition to three wins, posts 15 top-five and 21 top finishes, claims two pole positions and leads laps in the No.
Gets engaged to long-time girlfriend, Paige White after the season. Produces an average starting spot of Posts five runner-up finishes.
Scores single-season career-high 25 top results. Runs at the finish of 35 races and is on the lead lap in a career-best 31 events.
Leads 1, laps - the second-highest single season total of his career. Moves to fourth on the all-time NXS win list with 34 career victories.
Captures a single season career-high five pole positions. Earns a spot in the Cup Series Playoffs and finishes fifth in the final series standings.
Wins back-to-back races at Richmond and Chicagoland. Moves into fifth on the NXS all-time wins list with 32 career victories.
Moves into seventh place on the NXS all-time wins list with 27 career victories. Also establishes career highs with 13 top-five and 23 top finishes and laps led.
Earns the top-spot in the Playoffs after securing nine top finishes in the 10 races leading up to the postseason. Produces three wins, 10 top-five finishes and one pole award to secure a spot in the Cup Series Playoffs.
Finishes fifth in the final Cup Series standings. Earns five NXS wins to give him a total of 11 over the last two seasons.
Helps secure a fifth-place finish in the NXS owner points standings for the No. Earns two top finishes and his first career Cup Series pole award driving the No.
Selected to drive the No. Returns to the seat of the No. Motorsports in the NXS. Produces four wins, two poles, 22 top-five and 28 top finishes while leading over laps.
Posts victories at Dover, Iowa, Michigan and Memphis. Makes 15 Cup Series starts in all and records four top finishes.
Earns his first series victory in June at Nashville Superspeedway. Posts second win of the season at the half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in late August.
Later that month, is asked to drive the No. Keselowski wins the pole, leads four times throughout the race and contends for the win.
The performance catches the eye of Dale Earnhardt Jr. In 14 starts behind the wheel of the No.