Career Highlights

Career Highlights 2017-10-26T12:35:00+00:00

2016

Soldifies himself as one of NASCAR’s top drivers, qualifying for his third consecutive Chase and fifth in six years. Finishes 12th in final Cup Series standings. Victorious in four Cup Series races over the course of the 2016 season, tied for second best in the series. Wins his first career race at Daytona International Speedway – the 100th Cup Series win for Team Penske – in July. Also scores wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Kentucky Speedway. Finishes with five top-five and 12 top-10 results in 15 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts helping the No. 22 Ford Mustang team race their way to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a shot to win a fourth consecutive NXS Owner Championship. Gets engaged to long-time girlfriend, Paige White after the season.

Sprint Cup (4 Wins, 16 Top-5’s, 22 Top-10’s)
XFINITY (5 Top-5’s, 12 Top-10’s)

2015

Encapsulates consistency with a career-high 25 Top 10 finishes in the Sprint Cup series. Earns his first victory at Auto Club Speedway, a track built by No. 2 Miller Lite Ford car owner, Roger Penske. Drives his way to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and nearly captured victory in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Wins twice and finishes in the Top 10 in all nine XFINITY Series starts. Plays instrumental role in Team Penske’s third consecutive NXS Owners’ Points championship. Leads 1,185 laps, the second most for his career. Earns an average finish of 11.1 and finishes 31 of 36 races on the lead lap—both career bests.

Sprint Cup (1 Win, 9 Top-5’s, 25 Top-10’s)
XFINITY (2 Wins, 8 Top-5’s, 9 Top-10’s)
Camping World (0 Wins, 1 Top-5, 1 Top-10)

2014

Earns a series-leading six victories piloting the No. 2 Miller Lite/Alliance Truck Parts/Wurth Ford Fusion. Captures a single season career-high five pole positions. Earns a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and finishes fifth in the final series standings. Sweeps both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends at Las Vegas and New Hampshire. Wins back-to-back races at Richmond and Chicagoland. Produces Team Penske’s 400 all-time race win with victory at Richmond. Helps the No. 22 Discount Tire/Hertz Ford team earn its second-consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series Owners’ Championship with a team leading five victories and five poles. Moves into fifth on the NXS all-time wins list with 32 career victories.

Sprint Cup (6 Wins, 17 Top-5’s, 20 Top-10’s)
Nationwide (5 Wins, 10 Top-5’s, 11 Top-10’s)
Camping World (1 Win, 3 Top-5’s, 3 Top-10’s)

2013

Completes third season behind the wheel of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion. Scores one win at Charlotte Motor Speedway and one pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Finishes 14th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings. Helps No. 22 Discount Tire/Hertz Ford Mustang team win the first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) owner’s title for Team Penske with six wins in 15 starts. Adds an additional win when he captures the checkered flag in the final NNS race of the year at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the No. 48 Discount Tire Ford, his first start in that car. Moves into seventh place on the NNS all-time wins list with 27 career victories.

Sprint Cup (1 Wins, 9 Top-5’s, 16 Top-10’s)
Nationwide (7 Wins, 10 Top-5’s, 10 Top-10’s)
Camping World (2 Top-5’s, 3 Top-10’s)

2012

Drives the iconic No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), competes in the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS), and races in select NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). Produces five wins, 13 top-five finishes, and 23 top-ten finishes to secure a spot in the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Finishes first in the final NSCS standings to win Penske Racing’s first NSCS Championship. Earns three NNS wins to give him a total of 14 over the last two seasons. Adds 11 top-five finishes and 14 top-ten finishes in just 21 starts. Competes in six races for his own team, Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) and secures three top-five finishes and four top-ten finishes.

Sprint Cup (Champion, 5 Wins, 13 Top-5’s, 23 Top-10’s)
Nationwide (3 Wins, 11 Top-5’s, 14 Top-10’s)
Camping World (3 Top-5’s, 4 Top-10’s)

2011

Takes over the reins of the iconic No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) and still competes in the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS). Produces three wins, 10 top-five finishes, and one pole award to secure a spot in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Finishes fifth in the final NSCS standings. Earns five NNS wins to give him a total of 11 over the last two seasons. Helps secure a fifth place finish in the NNS owner points standings for the No. 22 Dodge. Wins the Dale Earnhardt Tough Driver Award from The Sporting News for racing and winning following a broken ankle suffered in a testing incident at Road Atlanta in August.

Sprint Cup (3 Wins, 10 Top-5’s, 14 Top-10’s, 1 Poles)
Nationwide (5 Wins, 14 Top-5’s, 21 Top-10’s, 4 Poles) 

2010

Competes in his first full season in the NSCS as well as his first full season with Penske Racing. Races in both the NSCS and NNS. Produces six wins, five poles, and a series record 26 top-five finishes on his way to the NNS championship in the No. 22 Discount Tire / Ruby Tuesday Dodge. Wins third consecutive NNS Most Popular Driver award. Earns two top-10 finishes and his first career NSCS pole award driving the No. 12 Penske Dodge. Selected to drive the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge in 2011.

Sprint Cup (2 Top-10’s, 1 Pole Position)
Nationwide (6 Wins, 25 Top-5’s, 28 Top-10’s, 5 Poles)
Camping World (1 Top-5, 2 Top-10’s)

2009

Joins Penske Racing in September and is named to drive the No.12 Penske Dodge Charger in the NSCS and the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge in the NNS beginning in 2010. Returns to the seat of the No. 88 entry for JR Motorsports in the NNS. Produces four wins, two poles, 22 top-five, and 28 top-10 finishes while leading over 380 laps. Posts victories at Dover, Iowa, Michigan, and Memphis.

For second consecutive year, finishes third in NNS point standings – the highest ranked driver not competing full-time in the NSCS. Wins series’ Most Popular Driver award for the second consecutive year. Captures his first NSCS win at Talladega Superspeedway in April. Makes 15 NSCS starts in all and records four top-10 finishes.

Teams up with Penske Racing for the final three races of the NSCS schedule driving the No. 12 Penske Dodge and earns top result of 25th at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sprint Cup (1 Win, 3 Top-10’s)
Nationwide (4 Wins, 22 Top-5’s, 28 Top-10’s, 2 Poles)

2008

Competes with a full season entry in the NNS driving the No. 88 car for JR Motorsports. Earns his first series victory in June at Nashville Superspeedway. Posts second win of the season at the half mile Bristol Motor Speedway in late August. In 35 starts records two wins, 11 top-five, and 20 top-10 results finishing third in the final series standings. Makes his NSCS debut at Texas Motor Speedway starting 37th and finishing 19th. Named the Most Popular Driver in the NNS, an award voted on by the fans.

2007

Begins the season racing the No. 23 machine in the NNS until the team suspends operations in June. Asked later that month to drive the No. 9 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) entry at Memphis Motorsports Park. Wins the Bud Pole Award, leads four times throughout the race, and contends for the win. The performance catches the eye of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. as Keselowski is hired by Earnhardt, Jr.’s JR Motorsports team and debuts in the No. 88 entry at Chicagoland Speedway in July. In 14 starts behind the wheel of the No. 88 machine, scores five top-10 finishes for the team.

2006

Races part-time in both the NCWTS and the NNS. Runs the first two races of the season for his family owned K Automotive Motorsports team before a lack of sponsorship causes the team to temporarily suspend operations. Fills in for the injured Kelly Sutton for two NCWTS races. Captures the 11th place starting position behind the wheel of the Keith Coleman NNS entry in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

2005

Competes in his first full season in the NCWTS for his family’s K Automotive Motorsports squad. Posts one top-10 finish – at the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway. Captures five top-15 results driving the No. 29 machine. Ranks 21st in the season ending NCWTS driver standings.

2004

Makes NASCAR debut driving the No. 29 K Automotive Motorsports machine in the NCWTS. In his first race, at Martinsville Speedway, he starts 26th and finishes in 33rd place. Makes seven more starts with his best finish coming at Mansfield where he took the checkered flag in the 16th position.

2001-03

Races in Limited Late Model and Super Late Model series on a limited basis. Earns five fast qualifier positions to go along with one feature win and five top-five finishes in 2001. Collects 11 fast qualifier positions, two Super Late Model wins, two Limited Late Model victories, and nine top-five finishes over the 2002-03 seasons.

2000

Begins racing stock cars in the Factory Stock division. Produces nine feature wins and earns Rookie of the Year honors at two Michigan tracks – Auto City Speedway and Dixie Motor Speedway.

1998-99

Begins the transition to racing after working for his family’s team – K Automotive Motorsports. Competes in the Senior Honda 120 Quarter Midget division. Scores six feature wins in his first season in 1998. Graduates to the Senior Honda 160 Quarter Midget division in 1999 and wins eight feature races and the championship.