INDIANAPOLIS— There aren’t many things team owner Roger Penske still has to accomplish.
He has 15 Indianapolis 500 victories. He got his first NASCAR Nationwide Series championship in 2010 and his first Sprint Cup title two years later, both with Brad Keselowski behind the wheel.
But Penske doesn’t have a Brickyard 400 trophy yet, and he has conveyed to all three of his drivers—Keselowski, Joey Logano and Juan Pablo Montoya—just how much he would like to add that to his collection.
“Oh, yeah … yeah,” Keselowski said after earning the third starting spot for Sunday’s race. “It’s the last thing left on the Penske bucket list, and I think that’s why you see a third car here with Juan Pablo Montoya. He (Penske) wants to make it happen, and Juan is certainly known for his talents here at the Indianapolis [Motor] Speedway.”
Keselowski, of course, would prefer to be the driver to deliver the victory to Penske.
“He’s all in, as much as you can be, right, and it would be a huge honor to be the guy that pulls it off for him, and we’re going to give it our best as we do every year. It’s not just this year that it’s important to him. It’s every year that it’s important to him.”