Ke­selowski isn’t go­ing any­where for years

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Team Penske has reached an agree­ment with 2012 NASCAR Cup cham­pion Brad Ke­selowski on a mul­ti­year ex­ten­sion.

The 33-year-old Ke­selowski has driven for Penske through­out his 10-year ca­reer in NASCAR’s top se­ries, notch­ing 23 wins and the se­ries ti­tle five years ago. His crew chief with the No. 2 Ford, Paul Wolfe, has also agreed to a mul­ti­year ex­ten­sion with Penske.

“In the time that Brad has driven for Team Penske, he has risen to the top ech­e­lon of stars in NASCAR,” owner Roger Penske said Tues­day. “Brad and Paul have es­tab­lished a ter­rific, win­ning com­bi­na­tion and they are both real lead­ers within our team.”

Ke­selowski has two Cup wins so far this sea­son, at At­lanta and Martinsville, and is sixth in the points stand­ings.

“Roger and ev­ery­one at Team Penske have given me ev­ery­thing we need to win cham­pi­onships at the high­est lev­els of NASCAR,” said Ke­selowski. “I have a lot of years left in the sport and I truly feel our best years are ahead of us.”

Ke­selowski joined Penske near the end of the 2009 sea­son and Wolfe joined him prior to the 2010 Xfin­ity Se­ries sea­son. They won the 2010 Xfin­ity driv­ers’ cham­pi­onship with six wins and a se­ries-record 26 top-five fin­ishes. Wolfe then joined Ke­selowski on the No. 2 and they have earned six trips to the NASCAR play­offs.


Brad Ke­selowski, left, in the first turn in the NASCAR Brick­yard 400.

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