Keselowski Goes Back to School for Miller Lite

December 30, 2010

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (December 30, 2010) - School is back in session for 26-year-old Brad Keselowski. As the second-year Penske Racing driver prepares for his first season behind the wheel of the legendary No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge in 2011, Keselowski recently took a trip to the MillerCoors brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a class entitled "Beer 101."

Keselowski's visit began with a history lesson on Miller Lite and its history in the sport of NASCAR, as well as other motorsports entitites. He then segued into beer fundamentals with Miller brewmaster Manny Manuele. There he learned the complex brewing process that produces the great taste of Miller Lite. A beer and food pairing, led by Manuele, for dinner took place in the 19th century beer caves that Frederick Miller used to keep his beer fresh prior to refrigeration. The trip was capped off with the annual Christmas lighting ceremony on State Street, right in front of the site of the original Plank Road Brewery, which Miller purchased and transformed into the Miller Brewing Company we know today.

"The trip to Milwaukee was an awesome learning experience for me as I prepare to represent such a great brand in Miller Lite," said Keselowski. "A lot of adults know how to drink a beer, but it was really cool to see how it is produced, and even how to pair it with certain food. And they really know how to do Christmas lights."

The No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge is one of the most-iconic rides in NASCAR history. Going into their 21st year together, the combination of Miller and Penske Racing has produced 45 wins with drivers Rusty Wallace and Kurt Busch. Keselowski, fresh off his 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship and his first full year in the NASCAR Cup Series, will look to continue the winning ways of the "Blue Deuce."

"There is tradition and greatness that comes with being associated with Miller Lite," continued Keselowski. "It's an indescribable honor to drive the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge in 2011. The ‘Blue Deuce' has an unbelievable history in our sport. Rusty Wallace and Kurt Busch set a very high bar, but I'm confident my team and I can carry on that successful legacy."