Brad Keselowski and Team Penske are currently in the process of negotiating his new contract. Brad’s current deal expires at the end of this season, and he wasn’t given a deal earlier by the team.
However, after a spur of strong performances in 2020, it was only a matter of time before Brad was offered an extension.
Bob Pockrass of FOX NASCAR posted a clip from Keselowski’s interview on Twitter. Pockrass writes, “Brad Keselowski answered a couple of questions about his contract negotiations for 2021. A free agent at Penske, he says he is hopeful about getting a deal done:”
In the interview, Brad talks about his current status and talks with the team. He said, “I hope I’m very hopeful. It’s you know, it’s a work in progress and the good thing is there is progress. But nothing is done until it’s done. But I feel very hopeful.”
Team Penske gave new long-term contracts to both of Brad’s teammates in February. After that, speculations started mushrooming that he will be a free agent for 2021.
Additionally, rumors claimed that he might replace Jimmie Johnson at Hendrick Motorsports after he retires at the end of the 2020 season.
However, after NASCAR’s return, he put up a strong show and won the Coca-Cola 600. And talks with Team Penske about a possible contract extension started bubbling.
After that, even team owner Roger Penske gave positive signals towards a potential deal with Keselowski.
At Texas, rookie driver Quin Houff made a mistake on the turn and triggering a massive incident. After that, his incident was the topic of discussion among the entire NASCAR fraternity. And many people criticized him for his error.
Brad Keselowski wasn’t pleased with rookie drivers making such errors in a Cup Race and offered a demotion system.
In a media statement, he said that he only wants to see the top level of driving in the sport. And suggested that drivers who make repetitive mistakes should be weeded out.
SOURCE- Bob Pockrass- Twitter