NASCAR Cup
NASCAR Cup
08 Feb
-
09 Feb
Event finished
08 Feb
-
17 Feb
Event finished
21 Feb
-
23 Feb
Race in
05 Hours
:
58 Minutes
:
17 Seconds
R
Fontana
28 Feb
-
01 Mar
Next event in
4 days
R
Phoenix
06 Mar
-
08 Mar
Next event in
11 days
R
Atlanta
13 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
18 days
R
Homestead
20 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
25 days
R
27 Mar
-
29 Mar
Next event in
32 days
R
Bristol
03 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
39 days
R
Richmond
17 Apr
-
19 Apr
Next event in
53 days
R
Talladega
24 Apr
-
26 Apr
Next event in
60 days
R
01 May
-
03 May
Next event in
67 days
R
Martinsville
07 May
-
09 May
Next event in
73 days
R
All-Star
15 May
-
16 May
Next event in
81 days
R
Charlotte
22 May
-
24 May
Next event in
88 days
R
29 May
-
31 May
Next event in
95 days
R
Michigan
05 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
102 days
R
12 Jun
-
14 Jun
Next event in
109 days
R
Chicagoland
19 Jun
-
21 Jun
Next event in
116 days
R
26 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
123 days
R
Indianapolis
03 Jul
-
05 Jul
Next event in
130 days
R
Kentucky
09 Jul
-
11 Jul
Next event in
136 days
R
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
144 days
R
Michigan II
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
165 days
R
Watkins Glen
14 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
172 days
R
Dover II
21 Aug
-
23 Aug
Next event in
179 days
R
Daytona II
27 Aug
-
29 Aug
Next event in
185 days
R
Darlington
04 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
193 days
R
Richmond II
10 Sep
-
12 Sep
Next event in
199 days
R
Bristol II
17 Sep
-
19 Sep
Next event in
206 days
R
Las Vegas II
25 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
214 days
R
Talladega II
02 Oct
-
04 Oct
Next event in
221 days
R
Charlotte II
09 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
228 days
R
Kansas II
16 Oct
-
18 Oct
Next event in
235 days
R
Texas II
23 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
242 days
R
Martinsville II
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
249 days
R
Phoenix II
06 Nov
-
08 Nov
Next event in
256 days

Why Brad Keselowski says he's not among the greats - yet

shares
comments
Why Brad Keselowski says he's not among the greats - yet
By:
Mar 26, 2019, 2:51 PM

What defines the greatest race car drivers? Brad Keselowski has a theory and by his own admission, he doesn’t yet qualify.

Race Winner Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Reese/DrawTite
Race Winner Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Reese/DrawTite
Race Winner Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Reese/DrawTite
Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang celebrates his win
Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang celebrates his win
Brad Keselowski celebrates his championship
Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Discount Tire
Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Wabash National and Matt Kenseth, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Fusion NESN
Brad Keselowski, Team Penske Ford, A.J. Allmendinger, JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Discount Tire

There is little doubt Keselowski has already amassed a NASCAR resume which puts him among the best.

He has 29 wins in the premier Cup Series, including two victories in the first six races this season, and won the championship in 2012. Keselowski also has 39 wins and a championship in the Xfinity Series and owns one victory in the Truck Series.

So, what would prevent Keselowski from being considered among the greats?

He believes it’s the ability to win on all types of race tracks, something he has come close to mastering but not yet accomplished.

“I always tell people that being a Cup driver to me kind of feels like being like a Deion Sanders or some kind of football player like that because even though the field stays the same, the game stays the same, when we go to different tracks, it’s like lining up in different positions on a football team. It’s like lining up as a kick returner or cornerback or sometimes even a quarterback or wide receiver,” Keselowski said.

“With that in mind, what happens is you have to be good at all these different skill sets to be able to win at all the different tracks. So what makes a great wide receiver or cornerback or quarterback doesn’t necessarily make a great athlete. It’s the ability to be versatile and play multiple positions that’s really, really impressive. 

“To be able to win at all the different genres of race tracks, to me, requires some unique disciplines, so it’s something I take a lot of pride in. It’s part of what irks me that I haven’t won on a road course and I think I’ve finished second or third like five or six times at least.”

No road course win just yet

To date in the Cup Series, Keselowski has won on superspeedways, short tracks, intermediate tracks and 2-mile tracks. He’s also won on unique tracks like Darlington and Pocono. But he remains 0-for-18 on road courses in the Cup series.

“I want to be at able to win at every race track because I think if you’re going to define a great driver, great drivers in this sport win at all the different genres of tracks,” he said.

“I don’t really get caught up in such-and-such is a driver’s track as much as I would say that I get caught up in can you win at every type of race track. That, to me, defines a great driver in this sport.”

Read Also:

Next article
Penske succession plan key to McLaughlin NASCAR move

Previous article

Penske succession plan key to McLaughlin NASCAR move

Next article

NASCAR Heat World Challenge is underway

NASCAR Heat World Challenge is underway
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Author Jim Utter