Homestead: Brad Keselowski preview

FINAL RACE WITH JR MOTORSPORTS - Brad Keselowski will make his final start for JR Motorsports in the No. 88 GoDaddy.com Chevy this weekend. For the 21st consecutive week, Keselowski is ranked third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings,...

FINAL RACE WITH JR MOTORSPORTS - Brad Keselowski will make his final start for JR Motorsports in the No. 88 GoDaddy.com Chevy this weekend. For the 21st consecutive week, Keselowski is ranked third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings, 60 points behind second place Carl Edwards. In 34 races this season, Keselowski and the No. 88 team have four wins, 22 top-fives, 28 top-10s and two pole awards. His average starting position is 13.3 and average finish is 6.8. In the 103 races Keselowski has started for JRM, he has notched six wins, 33 top-fives, 53 top-10s and three pole awards. Before joining JRM, the best Keselowski had finished was 24th.

KESELOWSKI AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI - Keselowski will make his third career Nationwide Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend for JR Motorsports. In his previous starts, Keselowski has scored one top-five finish which came at the conclusion of the 2008 season.

IMPRESSIVE AT INTERMEDIATES - Keselowski has shown strength on tracks measuring 1.5 miles in length in the second half of the season. In his last four races on intermediate tracks (Texas Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway) Keselowski has finished no worse than sixth, with an average finish of 4.5.

FINISHING UNDER THE LIGHTS - While he has earned all four of his wins in daytime races, Keselowski has impressive stats under the lights. In 14 such races, Keselowski has amassed nine top-fives, 13 top-10s and an average finish of 7.1. His highest finish under the lights came at Nashville with a second place showing.

FINAL GODADDY RACE - Keselowski will make his final start for primary sponsor GoDaddy.com in Homestead. GoDaddy.com has been a JRM partner since the 2008 season with drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ron Fellows in addition to Keselowski in 2009. This season, Keselowski has performed well with GoDaddy on the hood with three wins, 12 top-fives, 14 top-10s and an average finish of 6.7.

CHASSIS NO. 356 - The No. 88 GoDaddy.com team will run Chassis No. 356 this weekend in the season finale Ford 300. This car was last run at Texas Motor Speedway and has been a favorite of the No. 88 team in 2009. Chassis 356 has been raced eight times this season with one win (Michigan), five top-fives and six top-10s.

KESELOWSKI (on finishing out his career with JR Motorsports at Homestead) - "It has been an amazing year both for me and this No. 88 JR Motorsports team. I knew we had the potential and ability to get these four wins and top finishes all season, and it's been awesome to be able to actually do it. I can't thank everyone at JRM enough for all of the countless hours of hard work that's been put into this year. You can definitely tell that it's been a team effort all around. Even after I made my announcement a few months back that I would be moving on, nothing changed. Everyone continued to step up. We all wanted to get more wins and finish as well as possible at Homestead.

"We are bringing back one of my favorite cars to Homestead as it's the one we won with in Michigan. While the championship is out of reach at this point, a win to finish out the season isn't. If things are going our way, we could also move to second in the point standings. And I'd love to be able to do that for this team, our sponsors and fans."

-credit: jrm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Ron Fellows , Carl Edwards , Brad Keselowski
Teams JRM Racing , JR Motorsports