Nashville: Brad Keselowski preview

* 2010 Truck Debut...Keselowski will make his 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut this weekend behind the wheel of the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) Ram, the first entry of the season for the driver-owned team. His last start came...

* 2010 Truck Debut...Keselowski will make his 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut this weekend behind the wheel of the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) Ram, the first entry of the season for the driver-owned team. His last start came at Bristol Motor Speedway in August of 2009.

* More to Come... BKR plans to make three more starts in 2010 with Keselowski behind the wheel. Those races will be at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Gateway (Ill.) International Raceway and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, respectively.

* Racing a Ram... Keselowski has made 44 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but Friday night's race will be his first behind the wheel of a Ram. A Penske Racing engine will supply the power for the new entry.

* Nashville History... Keselowski has one NCWTS start at Nashville Superspeedway in his career. He led one lap and finished 30th in August of 2005.

* Like Father, Like Son... Bob Keselowski made 86 NCWTS starts in his career. His 1997 victory at Richmond International Raceway is one of the crowning achievements in a respectable racing career.

* Guitar Hero... In 2008, Keselowski picked up his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at the Nashville Superspeedway and the custom Sam Bass guitar trophy that goes to the winner.

Brad Keselowski on his first NCWTS start of 2010

"I love racing in the truck series. The shorter races mean that you have to race hard from the green flag to the checkered flag. That mentality fits my style perfectly. I have a lot of great memories of going to the track with my dad when he was running in this series. It's a place where I cut my teeth in racing and I'm excited to get back there this weekend. My dad raced for his own team and I'm proud to own this BKR team today. We're trying to grow it to see what it can become."

Crew chief Wayne Setterington on preparing a truck for Nashville Superspeedway

"Everyone at BKR is excited to have Brad behind the wheel of our No. 29 Ram this weekend. Obviously he brings a lot of experience and talent to the seat. That's what we need to turn this team into a contender. With the help of RAM and Penske Racing, we feel that we have built a truck that is capable of winning this weekend. Nashville is a fun place to race. Temperature change doesn't seem to affect the concrete surface as much as it does asphalt. The groove usually stays pretty much on the bottom if you can keep your truck a little free at the beginning of a run it will pay off in the long run."

-source: bkr/pr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Brad Keselowski
Teams Team Penske