“Can’t Imagine Picking Up and Waving Goodbye” – Brad Keselowski Has No Plans to Retire Just Yet

Published 10/04/2021, 10:32 AM EDT
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – JUNE 13: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Discount Tire Ford, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway on June 13, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


Brad Keselowski is in his final few races as a Team Penske driver. From 2022 onwards, he will join the Roush-Fenway Racing team in the #6 car. At the age of 37, there are bound to be a few questions asked about his future in the sport. Recently, he sat down with former NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and discussed the prospects of his eventual departure from the sport.

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He said, “I don’t know how many years I have left, driving. When that day comes, where I’m not a driver any more, I just can’t imagine picking up and waving goodbye. I’m sure you [Dale Earnhardt Jr] understand, and so I wanted to make sure that I had a vessel to where, if I left the sport, it was because I decided to. Not because there was no option available to me.”

It is worth mentioning that the Talladega Superspeedway holds special memories for Keselowski. This is because he is joint second with Jeff Gordon and Dale Jr himself for the most wins. Of course, Dale Earnhardt Sr is still the ruler of Talladega, with 10 wins at the track.

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Brad Keselowski will be focused on the 2021 campaign

At the moment, Keselowski is sitting near the bubble, along with teammate Joey Logano. However, the #2 driver’s track record should give him an advantage, even though he is starting from seventh on the grid.

BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 22: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Discount Tire Ford, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 22, 2021 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

The race was originally supposed to kick off on Sunday, but the rain gods proved to be very uncooperative. As a result, the race got bumped to Monday. In other words, it gives the drivers an extra day to prepare for the coming race, Now the big question is, can Brad Keselowski take a seventh NASCAR Cup Series win at the Talladega Superspeedway?

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