St. Louis: Brad Keselowski preview

No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ram News and Notes * No. 29 BKR Ram in 2010...Keselowski will make his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start of 2010 this weekend at Gateway International Raceway (GIR). His other finishes are 18th...

No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ram News and Notes

* No. 29 BKR Ram in 2010...Keselowski will make his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start of 2010 this weekend at Gateway International Raceway (GIR). His other finishes are 18th (4/2 -- Nashville Superspeedway) and 28th (5/21 -- Charlotte Motor Speedway), respectively.

* More to Come... BKR plans to make at least one more start in 2010 with Keselowski behind the wheel. That race will be at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on August 18.

* Gateway History... Keselowski has two career NCWTS starts at the 1.25-mile GIR oval. He has completed all but one of the 334 laps contested on those two events, with one lap led. He owns an average finish of 17.5 at the track.

* Exclusive Win... If Keselowski can find his way to Victory Lane on Friday night, he will join two exclusive driver groups. 19 drivers have won a race in all three touring series and Keselowski could join that group with a win. However, a smaller group awaits the 26-year-old. Keselowski can also join his father, Bob Keselowski, as the only father-son duo to win a NCWTS race.

* Early Start to 2011... Miller Lite will adorn the No. 29 entry this weekend. Keselowski will drive the famous No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge next year in the Cup Series.

Brad Keselowski on what it would mean to win his first NCWTS race

"Not only would winning a truck race put me in a select group of drivers that have won a race in all three national series, but I would also join my father as a truck series winner. We would be the first father-son duo to win a truck race. That would be very cool and it would mean a lot to me. My father was my hero and, unfortunately, I missed his truck series win at Richmond (1997). Joining him as a truck series winner would take a little of that disappointment away, I guess. We're bringing the truck we raced at Charlotte and we feel really good about it. It ran great in May and I'm confident that it will this weekend too. I'm excited that Miller Lite came onboard for a few races this year. It gives us a chance to work together before next year, while hopefully having some success on track as well.

Crew chief Wayne Setterington on preparing for Gateway International Raceway

"Gateway is one of those tracks where you have to 'pick your poison.' It's very difficult to get your driver comfortable at both ends of the racetrack because they are so different. You have to work on one end while putting the other in the hands of your driver. Having good drive off the corners is important because the straightaways are long. It's a challenging racetrack, but this is a good team. We expect to have a solid run."

-source: bkr/penske

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Brad Keselowski