Iowa: Brad Keselowski preview

SEASON STATS - Keselowski remains third in the championship standings, 392 points behind leader Kyle Busch. In 20 races, Keselowski and the No. 88 team have one win, 10 top-fives, 14 top-10s and one pole award. His average starting position is...

SEASON STATS - Keselowski remains third in the championship standings, 392 points behind leader Kyle Busch. In 20 races, Keselowski and the No. 88 team have one win, 10 top-fives, 14 top-10s and one pole award. His average starting position is 13.6 and average finish is 8.8.

KESELOWSKI ON SHORT TRACKS - Keselowski has done well on short tracks similar to Iowa Speedway this season, which include Bristol Motor Speedway, Richmond International Raceway and O'Reilly Raceway Park. He has two top-fives on these tracks in 2009 with an average finish of 6.6.

CONTINUED STAND-ALONE SUCCESS - Keselowski continues to excel on stand-alone race weekends, posting five top-five finishes, six top-10 finishes, one pole award and an average finish of 3.8 at the six stand-alone races so far in 2009. These tracks include Nashville Superspeedway (two races), Kentucky Speedway, Milwaukee Mile, Gateway International Raceway, and O'Reilly Raceway Park.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF DRIVING - Keselowski spent time last week with the newest GoDaddy Girl, LPGA golfer and model Anna Rawson, to work on his golf game. After time at the driving range, Keselowski took Rawson to a local karting track to teach her a few things about his kind of driving.

CHASSIS NO. 403 - The No. 88 GoDaddy.com team will run Chassis No. 403 this weekend in the U.S. Cellular 250. This car was last raced at Dover in May, where Keselowski led the final two laps and won the race after starting 12th. -----

KESELOWSKI (on going to Iowa) - "It's going to be a little different for all of us this weekend, going to a track that we have never been to. It's kind of cool though because it levels out the playing field for us with no one driver having more experience than another. I think it's great that NASCAR is giving us the extended practice session on Thursday so that everyone can get a feel for the track. We are bringing back the car we won with at Dover and I'm excited about that. We had a good race last weekend on the short track at ORP and while this track is a little bigger, I'm hoping we can take that momentum and experience into the weekend at Iowa."

KESELOWSKI (on getting to hang out with LPGA golfer and GoDaddy girl, Anna Rawson) - "I had a lot of fun spending time with Anna Rawson last week at our shoot. I'm not much of a golfer, but she was able to show me a couple of things that made me look like I actually knew what I was doing out there! She's a talented golfer and extremely patient. I also got to show her a few things about my kind of driving at a local go-kart track. While it wasn't exactly the same as being on a full sized track, we still had a great time. She took it a little bit on the slow side at first, but by the end of the session, she looked really confident out there on the track. I've had the opportunity to do some cool things with GoDaddy.com as a sponsor and this is definitely at the top of the list."

-credit: jrm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Brad Keselowski , Kyle Busch