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Keselowski Becomes Penske Material

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Tuesday, September 1 2009
Brad Keselowski is Penske material. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Brad Keselowski is waving good-bye to GoDaddy and moving to Penske Racing. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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Penske Racing is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday to announce that it has hired Brad Keselowski to drive its No. 12 Sprint Cup Series car next season.

Keselowski will replace David Stremme in that car.

Keselowski, who is driving a Nationwide Series car for JR Motorsports on a full-time basis this season, will also compete in that series full-time for Penske next season.

In a statement released by Penske, team owner Roger Penske said, “We are very excited to welcome Brad to the Penske Racing family. Brad has shown terrific success on track the past several years and has quickly established himself as one of the top young stars in racing. He comes from an impressive family background in motorsports. He is a proven winner and a welcome addition to our team.”

Keselowski, 25, is third in the Nationwide standings right now. He has three victories this season.

Early in the year, he earned his first Cup Series win while driving a car for owner James Finch at Talladega Superspeedway.

“Penske Racing is one of the top teams in all of motorsports and I am honored to join Roger Penske’s organization and compete for wins with his Cup and Nationwide Series teams,” Keselowski said. “This is a great opportunity for me to continue competing in the Nationwide Series and to run my first full season in the Cup Series with a strong and experienced team.”

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Tuesday, September 1 2009
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