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Crew Chief Wolfe Promoted By Penske

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Tuesday, November 30 2010

Brad Keselowski and team owner Roger Penske are No. 1 in the Nationwide Series. Next year, the championship winner crew chief moves up to Cup. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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In 2010, Brad Keselowski and crew chief Paul Wolfe won the Nationwide Series championship for Penske Racing.

Next year, they will attempt to do the same thing in the Sprint Cup Series.

Wolfe has been named crew chief of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team for 2011. Wolfe will continue to work with Keselowski, who will take over as driver of the No. 2 Dodge beginning next season.

In their first season working together, Keselowski and Wolfe produced six wins and five poles on their way to winning the Nationwide Series championship. The No. 22 Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday Dodge team also established a new series single-season record with 26 top-five finishes and the team completed all but one lap of competition throughout the 2010 season.

“It’s an honor to get the opportunity to be the crew chief of the Penske Racing No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team,” said Wolfe. “It’s been a fantastic 2010 season with Brad and the team and I’m excited about the challenge of moving up to the Cup Series next season and the opportunity to continue build on the legacy of the No. 2 car team with Brad behind the wheel.”

A former driver who accumulated six top-20 finishes in 16 career Nationwide Series starts, Wolfe first became a crew chief in 2006 with Fitz Racing. He moved on to CJM Racing in the Nationwide Series in 2009 before he joined Penske Racing as crew chief of the No. 22 team in November of last year.

“I’m excited for Paul and I look forward to continuing the momentum and success we had this season in the Nationwide Series,” said Keselowski. “We just seemed to click right from the beginning and we look to bring that same magic to the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team in 2011.”

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Tuesday, November 30 2010
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