Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney & the Other Team Penske Members Pay Tribute to Departing Brad Keselowski Ahead of Final Race

Published 11/07/2021, 6:24 PM EST
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 18: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Discount Tire Ford, speaks to fans on stage during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 18, 2021 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)


Just one race remains until Brad Keselowski ends an 11-year association with Team Penske. Beyond that, he will move to the Roush-Fenway Racing team. Of course, Penske wanted to do something special to reward Keselowski for his loyalty to them. This sort of loyalty gave them the 2012 Cup Series championship. Recently, the team released a video where Keselowski’s teammates and team owner Roger Penske spoke about the driver.

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Ryan Blaney said, “He has obviously had a big impact on Team Penske and my racing career. I wouldn’t be at Team Penske if it weren’t for Brad. It’s been really cool to have him as a boss and have him as a teammate. To be able to learn from him, and from there we learned from each other.”

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Meanwhile, Cindric confessed that Keselowski helped lay down the foundation for his career. As it turns out, when he fielded his own racing team in the Truck Series, he had an opening and gambled on Cindric. Despite his limited experience, it seriously helped in boosting the incoming Penske driver’s career. In all, Brad Keselowski acted as a role model.

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What else did everyone say about Brad Keselowski?

Teammate Joey Logano declared that the #2 driver has been one of his best teammates on the track. Together, the two of them have often pushed each other to improve. According to the #22 driver, Keselowski tends to challenge him and he hoped that he reciprocated in kind.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 11: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Western Star Ford, waves to fans during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders at Richmond Raceway on September 11, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Finally, team owner Roger Penske thanked the driver for being a key member of the team. He also called the driver a ‘true champion’ for the Team Penske organisation. Ever since he first raced for the outfit in 2009, he kept on delivering great results. This included nearly 70 NASCAR wins and 35 poles for the team. As a result, he has become the most successful Team Penske driver and delivered their first title in the Cup and Xfinity Series.

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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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