Truck Win Has Special Significance For Keselowski
Brad Keselowski got emotional after winning his first Camping World Truck Series race on Thursday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For Brad Keselowski, Thursday’s victory in the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race not only made history, it also gave the Michigan native a special satisfaction on a personal and professional level.
The 30-year-old Keselowski’s victory provided him and his father, Bob, with the distinction of being the only father-son duo to have visited victory lane in the truck series. It also made him the 25th driver to win a race in each of NASCAR’s top three series.
“It was a tough road, quite honestly,” said Keselowski, whose family’s race team spanned nearly half a century and three generations before folding in 2006 for lack of sponsorship. “My family’s race team went bankrupt. It’s always been a little bit of a personal tragedy of sorts to have to go through that. That’s one of many reasons why I’m still involved in this series.”
Professionally, Keselowski views his involvement in the truck series as an opportunity to work with more people in the sport and be more hands-on than he can at the Sprint Cup and Nationwide level where he drives for Penske Racing. He considers it his chance to give drivers, such as Ryan Blaney and Tyler Reddick, and different members of the sport – fabricators, crew chiefs, over-the-wall guys, mechanics – the type of opportunity he was given when his career “was not really going anywhere.”
“To have success means you’re going about it the right way,” Keselowski continued. “We felt like we had, Read the full story »