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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer AVONDALE, Ariz. – Since the implementation of the Championship 4 in 2014, Joey Logano is one of four drivers that’ve made the title-deciding race five times (2014, 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2022). As much experience as he has with 2018 being the pinnacle of his NASCAR Cup Series career, simply making it to the big dance isn’t enough. Advancing into the Championship 4 following his win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway doesn’t satisfy him. Hoisting the Bill France Trophy satisfies the 32-year-old Team Penske driver. HeadingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 29 Years in Cup: 11 Career Wins: 23 Biggest Accomplishment: 2018 Cup Series Champion Last season, Joey Logano was the defending series champion and during the first half of 2019, it appeared a shot for a repeat was definitely possible, leading the championship trail in 10 out of the first 21 races with wins at Las Vegas and Michigan.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Team Penske announced Monday that the three drivers in its NASCAR Cup Series stable will have new crew chiefs atop the pit box when the green flag drops on the 2020 season at Daytona. All three crew chiefs, Jeremy Bullins, Todd Gordon, and Paul Wolfe had been with their current drivers for anywhere from six to 11 years, but will now have new relationships to form with different teams in the organization. Bullins will take over for Wolfe as crew chief of the No. 2Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor On a night that started off with several yellow flags in the first half of the race, the 2016 running of the Quaker State 400 on the newly reconfigured and repaved Kentucky Speedway would come down to fuel mileage in the closing laps to determine the race winner. With about 16 laps to go, the lead lap cars began peeling off of the track onto pit road to top off on fuel, but race leader Brad Keselowski kept his No. 2 Ford out front asRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer SPARTA, Ky. – The right strategy on pit road earned Brad Keselowski a top-five finish at Kentucky Speedway. The 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion had not been running inside the top-10 at Kentucky Speedway prior to Paul Wolfe’s call. At the end of Stage 2, Keselowski and Wolfe elected to take two tires, moving the No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Fusion into the lead. He held off eventual race winner Martin Truex, Jr. on the restart, dueling the defending Champion for nearly 40Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series focusing on why each of the Championship Four will end Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title in hand. It’s hard to believe, but Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway marks Brad Keselowski’s first foray into the Championship Four. With that in mind, this is also Keselowski’s best chance at earning his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. His championship rivals this year: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than it is to be good. For Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski, he found out just how lucky he can be as his rivals faltered. Now, Keselowski will advance into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Four at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Keselowski bounced from being inside the Championship Four to being outside throughout the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix Raceway. His No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion never competed for the victory, but stayed the course as other Playoff drivers experiencedRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor With his contract set to expire at the end of the 2017 season, Brad Keselowski was primed to be one of the biggest free agents in the sport had he chosen to drive for someone else other than Team Penske. On Tuesday, Keselowski and the team announced that he will be staying put for the foreseeable future, inking a multi-year contract extension with the organization to keep him behind the wheel of the No. 2 Ford. “Roger and everyone at Team Penske have given meRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Heading into Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, Brad Keselowski had never finished better than 10th in seven previous starts on the 1.990-mile road course, but now the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion can mark down a top-five in the record book after bringing home a third place finish. “The Freightliner Ford was really good today,” said Keselowski. “We didn’t have the qualifying fun we wanted. We had amazing race pace. That’s a credit to everyone at Team Penske. It felt really good.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After a lengthy appeals process finally concluded on Tuesday, Team Penske lost their final appeal of their penalties on Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 team from Phoenix, meaning that Keselowski will be without crew chief Paul Wolfe this weekend at Kansas. As a refresher, Keselowski finished fifth at Phoenix back in March, but did not pass weights and measures, failing the post-race rear wheel steer on the Laser Inspection Station. Keselowski’s finish was encumbered and crew chief Paul Wolfe was fined $65,000 and suspended from threeRead More