Brad Keselowski has always found pride in the fact that he is one of the most self-driven and motivated drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS). Throughout his seven-year career at Team Penske, the 2012 Cup Series champion has set lofty goals and he routinely reaches them.

So when Keselowski says he is expecting great things in 2017 after winning four races the previous season, one can believe that he will be primed with a laser-like focus to deliver his second series crown as he begins his eighth, full-time MENCS season behind the wheel of the No. 2 Miller Lite/Alliance Truck Parts/Wurth/Autotrader Ford Fusion.

In 2016, Keselowski again showed he was one of the top tier drivers in the MENCS as he picked up four wins and an amazing 16 top-five finishes. However, if any additional motivation is needed, Keselowski was unable to make it out of the round of 12 to advance in the Chase. The speed necessary to race all the way to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS) was there in the No. 2 Ford, but the good fortune needed to win the title escaped Keselowski and team in 2016. Along the way he was able to win his first race at Daytona International Speedway – and the 100th Cup Series victory for Team Penske – in July. He also scored his fourth career win at Talladega Superspeedway, his third career victory at Kentucky Speedway and his second triumph at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the successful campaign.

For Keselowski, the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) season was a bit of a rollercoaster. While he helped the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang team make its way to HMS with a chance for a fourth-consecutive NXS Owner Championship, the 2010 series champion failed to win a race for the first time since the 2007 season. Keselowski was able to finish with five top-five finishes and 12 top-10 results in 15 starts in 2016, and he will be hungry to get back to victory lane in 2017.