NASCAR Community Including Dale Earnhardt Jr Reacts to the Tragic Demise of Brad Keselowski’s Father Bob

Published 12/23/2021, 3:37 AM EST
LOUDON, NH – SEPTEMBER 19: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, sits in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)


Tragedy struck the NASCAR community as news broke that Brad Keselowski’s father, Bob, passed away. Admittedly, this was not a big shock because Keselowski’s brother revealed earlier that their father was not in a good shape.

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Meanwhile, Brad Keselowski penned an emotional message in tribute to his father. He wrote, “My dad will always be my hero. He was quiet and understated, but that didn’t change the impact he had on me or that I watched him have on everyone who knew him. I am forever grateful for what I learned from this man, and I will remember him every day.

In light of the tragedy, several tributes poured in from the NASCAR community, led by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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The former NASCAR driver tweeted that Bob’s story is one of hard work, dedication, and persistence. He praised the late Keselowski for fighting all the way till the very end. In addition to that, Dale Jr was sure that Bob would have been extremely proud of all that his family has accomplished in NASCAR.

 

Brad Keselowski will race his hardest for his father

Now, all that the veteran driver can do is try to move on without one of his biggest supporters. It is also worth mentioning that Bob Keselowski also had a hand in helping a few other NASCAR drivers in their careers. One of them was Stewart-Haas Racing driver Chase Briscoe, and he will be forever grateful.

LOUDON, NH – JULY 14: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, looks on during driver introductions prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, 2013 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Now, the Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing driver will try to focus on the 2022 season. Already, he has competed in the pre-season test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway to determine the new package. Now, he will await the final two tests at the Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Daytona International Speedway. Without a doubt, he will use his emotions to give him extra motivation to perform well.

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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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