Biography

The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season marks Brad Keselowski’s 10th full season driving for Roger Penske. With his first victory of the year, the Rochester Hills, Michigan native will surpass Mark Donohue as the all-time winningest driver in the history of Team Penske. 

While those accomplishments are certainly impressive, Keselowski is more focused on delivering another MENCS championship for the Mooresville, N.C.-based organization.  

During the 2018 season, Keselowski’s accomplishments certainly placed him in serious title contention. He scored three dramatic wins and earned a trip to the NASCAR Playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. Keselowski advanced to the Round of 8 before misfortune in three consecutive races derailed his championship hopes, as he completed the season ranked eighth in the final driver standings.   

All three of Keselowski’s MENCS victories in 2018 had historical significance for Team Penske. His first win of the season came in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend at historic Darlington Raceway. The victory was Keselowski’s first in 10 races at Darlington and was the first for Team Penske at the historic 1.366 mile South Carolina speedway since Bobby Allison swept both races in 1975.

The second victory came just eight days later at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Keselowski grabbed the lead with two laps to go and steadily pulled away over the final five miles, giving Roger Penske and the team its first Cup Series win at the legendary 2.5-mile speedway since stock cars began racing there in 1994.