Texas: Brad Keselowski preview

KESELOWSKI AT TEXAS - Between all three NASCAR series, Keselowski has made nine total starts at the 1.5-mile oval, the most for him at any active track on the circuit. While driving for JR Motorsports, Keselowski has made three starts with an ...

KESELOWSKI AT TEXAS - Between all three NASCAR series, Keselowski has made nine total starts at the 1.5-mile oval, the most for him at any active track on the circuit. While driving for JR Motorsports, Keselowski has made three starts with an average qualifying position of 10.7 and finishing position of 9.3. Most recently, he started 14th and finished seventh in the O'Reilly Challenge last fall.

FIRST FOR HELLMANN'S - This weekend will mark the first of three races in which Hellmann's mayonnaise will be the primary sponsor for the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet. The additional events will be the June Nashville race and the October Charlotte race. At Charlotte, Keselowski will run the special "Hellmann's Real Fan of the Year" paint scheme.

WORKING OVERTIME - Keselowski will attempt to make his second NASCAR Sprint Cup race this year and fourth overall since his series debut at Texas Motor Speedway last season. In his only Cup start this year, he finished 38th at Las Vegas. He will again be driving the No. 25 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. In his series debut at TMS last season, Keselowski qualified 37th and finished 19th, his best finish in the series to date.

RIDE WITH ME - On Friday, Keselowski will be giving ride-alongs in a brand new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro at Texas Motor Speedway. Those strapping in next to Keselowski will include local media, members of the North Texas Chevy Dealer counsel and a few lucky consumers.

CHASSIS NO. 513 - The No. 88 Hellmann's team will run Chassis No. 513 at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. The car was most recently raced at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in February where Keselowski qualified 8th and finished 27th.

KESELOWSKI (on coming back to Texas and what it will take to do well there) - "I'm really excited to be coming back to Texas for a few reasons. One, I have some pretty solid experience at the track, having raced there now in all three series. It is experience that I can definitely build on. Second, Texas is a place that really suits my driving style because it's fast and has a lot of banking in the corners. To run well there, we have to figure out how to keep our car fast and consistent throughout an entire run because at Texas, it seems we typically have a lot of long green-flag runs. I am confident in our ability to make that happen this weekend and get a solid finish for our sponsors and JR Motorsports."

KESELOWSKI (on attempting to run double duty) - "I really enjoy the opportunity to run double duty weekends, especially at a track like Texas. Anything to give me more seat time and experience at a track is something I welcome with open arms. For me, nothing can replicate being in the car and logging laps on the track. Actually, the way the schedule is set up at Texas is nice too because I can focus on qualifying my Nationwide car on Thursday and then the Cup car on Friday."

-credit: jrm

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