“It’s Been a Great Track for Us” – Brad Keselowski Confident of a Strong Result at Martinsville

Published 10/29/2021, 3:13 AM EDT
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 penultimate race of the NASCAR Cup Series season will take place at the Martinsville Speedway this weekend. The race will be everyone’s last chance to join Kyle Larson in the season finale at Phoenix next weekend. In light of this, outgoing Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski spoke about the Martinsville race.

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He said, “I made my first-ever NASCAR start there in the Truck Series. Didn’t go very well, and I learned so much from it. It’s been a great track for me ever since then. Had some tough breaks, one year we blew a tire, and this past year, we lost power steering and a mechanical failure.”

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“Got caught up in a wreck because I didn’t have any steering. That was not a good run. Outside of that, I feel like we ran 15, maybe 20 races there that have gone really really well. It’s been a great track for us.”

What else did Brad Keselowski say?

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The #2 Team Penske driver also admitted that he is excited to go back to Martinsville. He acknowledged that the team has brought some great cars to the track in previous years. Owing to this, he is excited and believes that this is a great opportunity for him in the championship dogfight.

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)

At the moment, he is just outside the Top 4, down in seventh place. Considering that he is starting around that region, things could be difficult for Keselowski. However, he knows that one can never say never in NASCAR. Additionally, he and his six remaining rivals will be keen to stop Kyle Larson from steamrolling over them.

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The Hendrick Motorsports driver has been in excellent form in the 2021 season. In fact, he is close to equaling and breaking a few records along the way. For now, Larson will have to watch his back, as Brad Keselowski and the pack will be hounding him at Martinsville.

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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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