Michigan: Brad Keselowski preview

SEASON STATS - Keselowski remains third in the championship standings, 409 back from leader Kyle Busch. In 22 races, Keselowski and the No. 88 team have two wins, 11 top-fives, 16 top-10s and one pole award. His average starting position is 13.5...

SEASON STATS - Keselowski remains third in the championship standings, 409 back from leader Kyle Busch. In 22 races, Keselowski and the No. 88 team have two wins, 11 top-fives, 16 top-10s and one pole award. His average starting position is 13.5 and average finish is 8.5.

COMING HOME - This weekend, Keselowski returns to his home track of Michigan International Speedway. Keselowski was raised in Rochester Hills, Mich., located about 100 miles from the track. Before making his way to the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series, Keselowski spent a lot of time running local tracks in quarter-midget and late-model stock cars.

KESELOWSKI AT MICHIGAN - Keselowski will be making his third NASCAR Nationwide Series start for JR Motorsports at MIS this weekend. He has an average finish of 12.0. His best finish was 11th last season after starting 22nd.

DOUBLE DUTY - In addition to his duties driving the No. 88 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, Keselowski will drive the No. 25 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. On double-duty weekends, Keselowski has scored two top-fives and three top-10s in the Nationwide Series.

A DAY AT THE RACE - This weekend, Keselowski has invited a group of laid-off auto-workers from the Local UAW 5960 to an afternoon of racing on Saturday at MIS. Keselowski is providing transportation for the group from Orion, Mich. to the racetrack and plans to greet them when they arrive with tickets to the CARFAX 250. MIS has donated the tickets on behalf of Keselowski.

A GODADDY STREAK - Keselowski looks to continue his trend of top finishes for primary sponsor GoDaddy.com this weekend at MIS. While driving the neon green and orange No. 88 Chevrolet, Keselowski has amassed two wins, seven top-fives and nine top-10s in 12 races.

CHASSIS NO. 356 - The No. 88 GoDaddy.com team will run Chassis No. 356 this weekend in the CARFAX 250 at MIS. This car was last run at Chicagoland Speedway in July where Keselowski started 14th and finish 18th.

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KESELOWSKI (on going home to Michigan) - "I'm so excited to come back home to the Michigan area and have the opportunity to race at this track in front of these great fans. I've been able to be at home this week and spend time with my family which is always good. I've also visited some local spots that were important to me growing up and to my racing career. To be able to race at my home track is a pretty big deal for me, as I remember watching my Dad win an ARCA race. Now I get another opportunity to try to win there as well. I really would love nothing more than to give the fans and my team a good finish in Michigan."

KESELOWSKI (on his season to date) - "I would probably give my season to date an A minus. Obviously we've been able to win a few races and have some real solid finishes to back up those wins. However, there are definitely a couple of races at the beginning of the season that I'd like back. But all we can do now is look forward to the races we have left and try to win as many of them as possible. We are definitely making strides with our program, and I think that was made evident with the win at Iowa Speedway a few weeks ago."

KESELOWSKI (on going to the University of Michigan football camp) - "Like last year, I am so pumped to be able to go to football camp up at the University of Michigan. I have been a fan of the Wolverines for as long as I can remember, and so I'll kind of be a kid in a candy store when I get there. I know the guys up there are as excited for me to get there as I am. I'm hoping to be able to chat with some of the players as well as Coach (Rich) Rodriguez. This is going to be a good year for the team and seeing them get ready for the season will be a thrill for me for sure."

-credit: jrm

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