The 2016 season was another solid year from Brad Keselowski and his team as they set some impressive numbers along the way. Let’s take a look back at BK’s 2016 campaign in the Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series, as well as Brad Keselowski Racing’s results in the Camping World Truck Series.
1 – Brad scored one Coors Light Pole Award at the Sprint Cup level in 2016 at Pocono Raceway in June. His best start at the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania racetrack equated to a P3 finish in the rain-delayed race.
2 – For the second time in his career, Kes set a back-to-back win streak. This time it was in Daytona and Kentucky, and that summer success carried the 2 Crew to the Chase.
3 – Through the entire 36 race Cup schedule, the Deuce was saddled DNF in just three races. The exceptions to the incredibly consistent season were a slide through the grass at Kansas, a blown motor in Talladega, and a late-race crash at Homestead. Running at the finish 33 times is a testament to the team.
4 – In 2016, Brad came home with four Sprint Cup victories. After winning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March, he followed that up in Talladega, and then went back to back at Daytona and Kentucky.
5 – In addition to the four Cup wins, BK managed to place in the Top 3 an additional five times at Pocono in June and July, Watkins Glen, Michigan, and Martinsville.
6 – Daniel Hemric, driver of the No. 19 BKR F-150, finished his only season with Team BKR sixth in the Camping World Truck Series standings.
7 – The duo of BK and Joey Logano led Team Penske to seven victories at the Cup level. In addition to Brad’s four wins, Logano wound up with three on the season, giving them as many as any other pair of teammates in the Cup Series.
8 – Ending the season winless in the XFINITY Series snapped his eight-year streak with a least one race victory in NASCAR’s second series. It ties the likes of Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards, with Mark Martin being the only driver with a streak of nine years or longer.
9 – Tyler Reddick finished his final season with Team BKR ninth in the Camping World Truck Series standings.
9.6 – Kes earned an average start of 9.6 in the Cup series this season, the second-best mark of his career.
10 – Brad led more than 10 laps in 10 races this season, including the most laps in a race three times.
12 – When the checkered flag flew in Homestead for the final race of the season, Kes and the 2 Crew were ranked 12th in Drivers Points.
15 – Through both the Cup and XFINITY seasons, Brad combined to drive 15 unique paint schemes in 2016.
16 – In almost half of the races, including all three in the Chase’s Round of 16, Brad came home with impressive Top 5 results.
19 – Team BKR claimed 19 top 5 finishes in 2016, with 11 coming from Hemric, and eight from Reddick.
21 – Brad now boasts 21 total wins in the Cup series, tying him for 35th all-time and slotting him 11th among active drivers.
22 – Keselowski also managed 22 Top 10’s on the season, the third most in his career.
75 – After the 2016 season, Kes now has 75 Top 5 finishes for his career.
249 – Though winless in the XFINITY Series this season, Brad spent 249 laps pacing the field in that series.
269 – Brad has totaled 269 Cup Series starts for his career.
549 – BK spent some time out in front of the field this year, logging 549 laps as the top car. This ranks him eighth amongst competitors.
2,267 – Still 12th in standings, Kes racked up 2,267 points along the way.
4,833 – Kes has led 4,833 laps in the Cup series for his career.
10,337 – In the Cup Series, BK churned out 10,337 laps – the third most of anyone, behind Kasey Kahne and Kurt Busch.