BROOKLYN, Mich. – A late-race attempt to remove a piece of trash from his grille likely cost Brad Keselowski a victory last weekend at Pocono, but the series’ next stop offers a great opportunity to make up for it.
Keselowski hails from Rochester Hills in suburban Detroit, about 70 miles from the track.
He’s also coming off two straight runner-up finishes and he and teammate Joey Logano both are firmly on the right side of the series standings.
“It’s really good for Roger,” Keselowski said. “To see him be excited to have two cars that are considered legitimate front runners week in, week out.
“I think he’d tell you he’s having the most fun at the NASCAR level.”
Penske’s IndyCar drivers swept the Detroit Grand Prix earlier this month thanks to Will Power and Helio Castroneves and a victory here would make him 3-for-3 in the state as a car owner.
Why not the No. 2 Ford?
“I think we’re really rolling here the last few weeks and running strong and in position to win races,” Keselowski said. “Hopefully we can stack up a few more wins and establish ourselves as a team that’s ready to win another championship.
“We’re on a bit of a confidence spree and really feeling good about things.”