Brad Keselowski’s Love for Cracker Barrel Restaurants Couldn’t Be Any More Clear

Published 12/21/2021, 12:17 PM EST
FONTANA, CA – MARCH 16: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wurth Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 16, 2019 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


Recently, journalist Alanis King associated NASCAR drivers with fast-food restaurant chains. In light of that, Brad Keselowski got Cracker Barrel as his restaurant. The driver later responded on Twitter, revealing that he coincidentally visited the restaurant last week and he loves visiting that place.

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Of course, Keselowski was not the only driver to get a restaurant chain. All of his fellow 2021 Playoff rivals were given the same treatment. Ryan Blaney got the A&W fast-food chain, but only with its famous root beer. Keselowski’s other teammate Joey Logano got BJ’s Brewhouse. Martin Truex Jr was assigned the Bubba Gump fast-food chain, while Kevin Harvick got Golden Corral.

LOUDON, NH – JULY 18: Brad Keselowski, driver of the (2) eCascadia Ford Mustang, before the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on July 18, 2021, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Rather fittingly, Chase Elliott got Hooters, mostly because the fast-food chain has been a long-time sponsor. Reigning Cup Series champion Kyle Larson got California Pizza Kitchen. Denny Hamlin got Red Lobster, but without any seafood. One would have expected him to have Denny’s, but that chain went to William Byron. Kyle Busch got Casa Ole, Alex Bowman got Saltgrass, and finally, Christopher Bell got Mooyah’s.

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Brad Keselowski and the NASCAR drivers were not the only ones

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Incidentally, this whole thing kicked off when the journalist did it for the 2021 F1 grid. From there, she got many requests to do the same for NASCAR drivers. Speaking of the F1 drivers, 7-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton got Cheesecake Factory as his restaurant chain. Meanwhile, soon-to-be-former teammate Valtteri Bottas got Long John Silver’s. Newly crowned champion Max Verstappen got Fuddruckers as his fast-food chain, while Sergio Perez got Carl’s Jr.

Interestingly, Lando Norris got McDonald’s, and Daniel Ricciardo got Texas Roadhouse. The Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz got Rainforest Cafe and Panera respectively. Aston Martin drivers, Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel got chicken Express and Fazoli’s. Alpine’s Esteban Ocon had Schlotzsky’s, while Fernando Alonso got Pappacito’s. TGI Friday’s went to Yuki Tsunoda and Sweetgreen went to Pierre Gasly.

Arby’s and Red Lobster went to Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi respectively. Mick Schumacher got Firehouse Subs and Nikita Mazepin got Chick-fil-A. Finally, George Russell got In-N-Out and Nicholas Latifi got Whataburger.

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All in all, it was simply a fun exercise that Brad Keselowski enjoyed thoroughly. All fun aside, the driver is looking forward to challenging for the ultimate prize in 2022. What are your predictions for the 2022 season?

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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