Richmond Holds Fond Memories for K Automotive and Keselowski Family Richmond Holds Fond Memories For K Automotive and Keselowski Family: With K Automotive Motorsports holding the record for the second most consecutive starts in the NASCAR ...
Richmond Holds Fond Memories for K Automotive and Keselowski Family
Richmond Holds Fond Memories For K Automotive and Keselowski Family: With K Automotive Motorsports holding the record for the second most consecutive starts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, it's no wonder that the team has had numerous solid runs at the Richmond International Raceway. But there is still one year that brings smiles and a lot of laughter to team owners, Bob and Kay Keselowski. The Virginia is for Lovers 200 on September 4, 1997 marked the first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win for K Automotive as well as for the team's driver, Bob Keselowski. Keselowski drove the team's No. 29 Mopar Dodge Ram to their first win after a night of running in the top ten.
While the victory lane celebration was certainly a highlight of the evening, the way that Kay Keselowski made it from the spotters stand to victory lane brings roars of laughter from all the team members.
"It was probably the only time that I have ever felt like a dumb blonde," said Kay. "Bob ran such a great race all night and then when the checkered flag flew I just couldn't believe that we had won the race. Everyone on the spotter's stand wanted to make sure that I got to victory lane as quickly as possible, but even though I had walked right through the cross over gate before the race, I couldn't seem to find it when it came time to get to victory lane. Suddenly Wayne Auton came over the radio and was spotting for me to try to get me to the cross over gate. It was the most embarrassing thing to have the series director trying to get you into victory lane. I finally made it across and over to the celebration, but to this day the team and Bob have not let me forget the night that I needed my own spotter."
Bob and Kay Keselowski have had the opportunity to celebrate with their K Automotive team in victory lane nine additional times as part of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The team has made a total of nine starts at the Richmond International Raceway competing in every NCTS event at the speedway since the series inception back in 1995. In those nine starts K Automotive has earned one win, three top five finishes and four top ten finishes. The K Automotive team will attempt their tenth consecutive Richmond start with their No. 29 K Automotive Ford Thursday night at the Kroger 200 which will take the green flag at 8:45pm ET and can be seen Live on Speed Channel.