Brad Keselowski Shares Emotional Message After Bidding Farewell to Team Penske Office

Published 11/03/2021, 6:15 AM EDT
DARLINGTON, SC – SEPTEMBER 04: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller High Life Ford, sits in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 4, 2015 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)


At Martinsville, Brad Keselowski failed to advance into the Last 4. This ended his dreams of a fairy tale ending for a second title in his last season at Team Penske.

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With one race to go in the season, Keselowski posted a Tweet sharing goodbye to the place he called his office for more than a decade.

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In June of this year, the 37-year-old announced the news of his departure from the team with which he successfully raced for 12 seasons.

During his time at Penske, Keselowski won two Drivers’ Championships and four Owners’ Championships. In total, the driver has won an impressive 67 races in the Ford.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 11: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Western Star Ford, waves to fans during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders at Richmond Raceway on September 11, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Keselowski will drive for Roush Fenway Racing in 2022, a team he also partly owns.

Stepping in his shoes at Team Penske will be the defending Xfinity Series Champion Austin Cindric.

Not the end Brad Keselowski had hoped

The race on Sunday was pretty far from what Brad Keselowski had expected it to be.

In his post-race interview, Keselowski expressed the “disappointing” performance. He also talked about his result in Kansas, where he claims he left the 8 points which they came short of in Martinsville.

“Wish we could have Kansas back, that’s for sure”, he said.

Not only did Brad Keselowski not qualify for the Last 4, but he also found a mention in Kyle Busch’s post-race interview.

During the race, when the cars made their way through Turn 4 for the very last time, Keselowski attempted one last move on Kyle Busch.

Apr 10, 2021; Martinsville, Virginia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) races Kyle Busch (18) during the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Ryan Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

But the latter kept his cool on track in what was a repeat of such incidents for him. However, Busch didn’t keep his cool after the race.

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Brad Keselowski is yet to react to Busch’s comments, for which the latter has been penalised.

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But perhaps Keselowski doesn’t need to reply to him. He will focus on getting the best result he can in Phoenix, which will be his last race with Team Penske, in what has been a great association for both the driver and the team.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A Graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for the better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in the future.

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