Kansas: Brad Keselowski preview

SEASON STATS - Coming off a string of six consecutive top-five finishes, Brad Keselowski enters the weekend third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings, 297 points behind leader Kyle Busch. In 28 races, Keselowski and the No. 88 team...

SEASON STATS - Coming off a string of six consecutive top-five finishes, Brad Keselowski enters the weekend third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings, 297 points behind leader Kyle Busch. In 28 races, Keselowski and the No. 88 team have three wins, 17 top-fives, 22 top-10s and two pole awards. His average starting position is 13.1 and average finish is 7.3. This marks the 15th consecutive week Keselowski has been in the top-three in the point standings.

LAP LEADER - After leading seven laps in last weekend's Dover 200, Keselowski has now led in 50 percent of the Nationwide Series events this season for 309 laps, ranking him fifth among all drivers and third among fulltime drivers for laps led. This brings Keselowski's career laps led total to 629.

KESELOWSKI AT KANSAS - Keselowski will make his second career Nationwide Series start at Kansas this weekend for JR Motorsports. In his only start at the 1.5-mile track last season, Keselowski finished sixth after starting 28th.

SO LONG TO SCOTT - This weekend will be the last that Keselowski is paired with Scott Wimmer as a JR Motorsports teammate. Keselowski has benefitted from this pairing having notched one win, four top-four finishes and an average finish of 4.6 when teamed with Wimmer.

THREE IS A MAGIC NUMBER - Keselowski has finished in the top three twelve times this season, or just under half of the 28 races completed so far. He has also finished third eight times this season and on two separate occasions, Keselowski finished third three races in a row.

INTERMEDIATE SUCCESS - Keselowski has performed well on intermediate tracks this season with five top-fives, six top-10s and an average finish of 8.7. His best finish of second came at Nashville Superspeedway.

DOUBLE DUTY - In addition to his duties in the No. 88 Delphi Chevrolet, Keselowski will attempt to make the field in the Sprint Cup Series race driving the No. 25 GoDaddy.com Chevy for Hendrick Motorsports this weekend. Keselowski' most recent Cup start came at Michigan International Speedway where he started 12th and finished 24th.

CHASSIS NO. 356 - The No. 88 Delphi team will run Chassis No. 356 this weekend in the Kansas Lottery 300. This car was last run at Atlanta Motor Speedway where Keselowski started 19th and finished fourth. This car also visited victory lane at Michigan International Speedway in August.

KESELOWSKI (on coming to Kansas and doing double duty) - "I'm excited to be coming back to Kansas and running double duty. Kansas is a place where I don't have a whole lot of experience so it's good to to get some extra seat time. I enjoy racing on the mile-and-a-half tracks as they suit my racing style pretty well. The car we are bringing back here has seen a lot of action this season, and it's the one we won with in Michigan. We had a good run at Kansas last season, and I really hope we can keep this string of top-fives intact as well as get a good finish with the Cup car."

TONY EURY SR., crew chief (on being back at the track last weekend) - "It was good to be in Dover last weekend with the team and be a part of things. I'm obviously still sore and all from the accident, but I figured that I'd rather be sore at the track helping out than sitting at home. It was just a matter of getting situated where the pain was minimized. I had a lot of people come up to me at Dover to wish me well which was humbling. That's one of the reasons I enjoy working in this Nationwide Series garage so much because of the people I get to work with every weekend."

-credit: jrm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Scott Wimmer , Brad Keselowski , Kyle Busch
Teams Hendrick Motorsports , JR Motorsports