Coca-Cola 600 Winner Brad Keselowski Might Not Get A Contract Extension After 2020

Published 05/27/2020, 8:57 AM EDT

Coca-Cola 600 winner Brad Keselowski might not get an extension at Team Penske for 2021. He reveals in an interview that currently the decision to stay at Team Penske is not up to him.

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NASCAR journalist Bob Pockrass posted a video of Brad talking about his future after the race.

In the video, he states that the decision on whether he stays at Team Penske for 2021 is not up to him. He reveals that he hasn’t signed a contract extension for the next year and things can go either way. However, his performance at the Coca-Cola 600 will surely empower his case. And if rumors are to be believed, his contract extension is in the works and can be announced any day.

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Keselowski scored the pole position in NASCAR’s return race at Darlington

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Last week, when NASCAR returned after months of no real-life racing Brad won a surprise pole position in The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington. What’s more, besides the result of pure chance, there was nothing the drivers could do with the exception of pause, watch, and expectation.

NASCAR’s overhauled framework worked like a fantasy for some drivers. Keselowski, the 2018 Southern 500 victor, hopped from tenth in the standings to first on the 36-vehicle grid. However, for other people like Kevin Harvick, things didn’t wind up so well as the Stewart-Haas Racing driver drew the No. 6 place.

Brad Keselowski scored an impressive win at Coca Cola 600

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After William Byron’s spin in the last stage of the race everyone decided to pit for a fresh set of tires. However, Chase Elliott made an unfortunate decision to stay out on old tires and lost his lead. Brad Keselowski emerged as the race winner as an aftermath of the Elliott incident. Elliott did manage to catch up and crossed the line at number three. After the race, Jimmie Johnson was disqualified. His car failed the after race inspection and Chase inherited the second place.

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Mrinal Kuniyal

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Mrinal Kuniyal has been a contributor to EssentiallSports since early 2020 and has focused on Formula 1, NASCAR, and IndyCar. He's a management graduate and his areas of interest include motorsports, marketing, and music.

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