Biography

When the green flag waves on the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season at Daytona International Speedway, Brad Keselowski will begin his ninth full-time season driving for Roger Penske. The Rochester Hills, Mich., native will be focused on bringing home a third Daytona 500 victory for The Captain and a second MENCS Championship.

Continuity is an important element for Keselowski success in 2018. Paul Wolfe returns for his eighth season as crew chief for the No. 2 Ford Fusion team, with the majority of the road and pit crew remaining the same as 2017. The 2018 season will begin a new era for Keselowski and the “2 Crew,” with Discount Tire becoming a primary sponsor for the team in the MENCS.

Discount Tire has sponsored Keselowski since his early in his career at Team Penske. The company was the primary partner of the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) championship entry in 2010. Discount Tire continued as the primary sponsor of the No. 22 Ford Mustang in the NXS over the last several seasons, winning four Owner Championships with Team Penske.

The Scottsdale-based retail tire giant will join the list of partners racing with the No. 2 Ford Fusion in 2018. Miller Lite will return to Team Penske for its 27th season on the No. 2 car, a partnership that dates back to 1991 with driver Rusty Wallace. Wurth, Alliance Truck Parts and AutoTrader will also serve as primary sponsors on the No. 2 Ford with Keselowski behind the wheel.

Keselowski entered the 2017 MENCS season as one of the pre-season favorites to take home his second career series championship. He and the 2 Crew would not disappoint, advancing to the Championship 4 during Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Along the way, the team won three races, scored 15 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes. Keselowski also won two poles, including his first at Michigan International Speedway – his home track.