Brad Keselowski and Team Penske have agreed to a contract extension to keep Keselowski as one of the team’s drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series, Team Penske announced Monday. Neither team nor driver revealed the length of the extension, but the Associated Press has reported that it’s a one-year deal.
“We are pleased that Brad will continue to be a part of our organization,” Team Penske owner Roger Penske said. “Brad not only demonstrates talent and skill on the track, but his leadership away from it and his dedication to our partners have had a huge impact in making our organization one of the best in NASCAR. I am proud that we will be able to able to keep the continuity we have with Brad, Ryan and Joey and look forward to competing for more wins and championships together.”
After contesting partial schedules in the Cup Series in 2008 and 2009 through deals with Hendrick Motorsports and the now-defunct Phoenix Racing, Keselowski moved to Team Penske ahead of the 2010, his first full-time season in NASCAR’s top series.
“I have been racing for Team Penske for the vast majority of my NASCAR career and to continue to represent Roger Penske, our partners and his organization is exactly where I want to be,” Keselowski said. “We’ve accomplished a lot of things together over the years, including winning both the Cup and Xfinity championships, the Brickyard 400, the Southern 500 and the Coca-Cola 600. Now, my goal is to win the Daytona 500, another championship and continue to build Team Penske into the best NASCAR team in the garage area.”
Keselowski won Penske its first NASCAR national-series championship, an Xfinity Series title in 2010. In 2012, he won Penske’s first-ever Cup Series championship.
After a first-career Cup Series win with Phoenix Racing in 2019, Keselowski’s other 32-career seri4es win have come with Team Penske. A combined 65 wins across the Cup and Xfinity series makes Keselowski Penske’s winningest driver across all racing disciplines in which Team Penske competes.
Keselowski has three Cup Series wins, so far, in 2020, 20 races into the season.