Brad Keselowski news 2008-10-22

KESELOWSKI SPENDS OFF-WEEKEND IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WITH NAVY MOORESVILLE - Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 88 U.S. Navy Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, took advantage of last week's NASCAR Nationwide series off-weekend by visiting Annapolis, Md.,...

KESELOWSKI SPENDS OFF-WEEKEND IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WITH NAVY

MOORESVILLE - Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 88 U.S. Navy Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, took advantage of last week's NASCAR Nationwide series off-weekend by visiting Annapolis, Md., and Washington, D.C., on behalf of the U.S. Navy. While there he toured the Naval Academy, Pentagon, White House, and the U.S. Capitol while also visiting sailors stationed at the Navy Annex.

Keselowski, a self-professed history buff, also received Navy-led tours through the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial and the National Mall during his stay.

"I really had a great time traveling to Washington over the off weekend," Keselowksi said. "I got to tour some places that I've only read about or seen on TV. Getting the opportunity to tour some of these historic landmarks and visiting the great sailors stationed there is just one of the many great things I've been able to do through the Navy."

During his visit to the Naval Academy, Keselowski toured the campus and observed noon meal formations from the steps of Bancroft Hall, a precision demonstration that occurs daily before the noon meal. After a very warm reception from staff and students, Keselowski dined with the midshipmen in King Hall, the dining area for all 4,400 students.

"The Naval Academy was incredible," Keselowski said. "Just seeing all those midshipmen lined up for their noon meal formation and having lunch with them was a really cool experience."

On the second day of his D.C. trip, Keselowski toured the Pentagon, Navy Annex, White House and U.S. Capitol Building with Navy personnel. It gave him the chance to see some of his supporters in their work environment.

"We have all been watching Brad and the Navy team's success on the track this season, so to have him come and visit us and see what we do was pretty cool," said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF/SW) Lance Chennault, the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education command career counselor stationed at the Navy Annex.

-credit: jrm

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