Brad Keselowski Denies Talks of his Roush Fenway Association Distracting Him

Published 05/30/2021, 2:39 PM EDT
Apr 25, 2021; Talladega, Alabama, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) does a burn out after winning the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports


Earlier, reports emerged that Penske driver Brad Keselowski could be on his way to Roush Fenway Racing. This is largely due to Penske and Roush Fenway’s close association. Ahead of the Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the #2 driver spoke about the rumors.

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He said, “I can’t talk about that, my friend, but I appreciate you asking. When I can, I’ll tell you. It’s not difficult for me, I think I’m in a spot where I’m just head down, finished second last year in points and won four races and looking for one more spot.

“My team is pretty tough. They’ve got a really good mental toughness and they’re in a good spot.”

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The driver has enjoyed a fruitful season so far, notching up one win at Talladega. For this weekend’s race, Keselowski starts 13th on the grid, while Kyle Larson starts on pole position, ahead of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Is Brad Keselowski thinking about retirement?

At the age of 37, the thought would have definitely crossed his mind. On the other end of the scale, Keselowski still seems to be fairly competitive at his age.

The driver is currently in his 11th season and has earned one championship in 2012 and 35 race victories to date.

Apr 25, 2021; Talladega, Alabama, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) celebrates after winning the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

For now, Brad Keselowski is focusing on the 2021 season and honoring his current Penske contract. Until he feels that the time is right, the driver will remain coy on his future in NASCAR.

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Of course, he is aware that he won’t be in NASCAR forever and he will have to hang up his boots at some point. The driver joined Penske in 2010 and took his maiden Cup Series title in his third year with the outfit.

So far, Keselowski has endured an up and down start to the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Nevertheless, he has been able to rally forth and steadily claw his way back up.

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