Keselowski is confident heading into Vegas for the NNS race

Penske Racing's Brad Keselowski has not had the best luck in Las Vegas but he remains confident for the NASCAR Nationwide 300.

SNAKE BITTEN IN THE DESERT: Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of the few tracks that have not been kind to Brad Keselowski in his career, especially in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. He’s had a car capable of winning on several occasions, but not the luck. Keselowski entered last year’s event on the heels of back-to-back top-five finishes. He had strong car but fuel issues on pit road kept him from challenging for the victory.

Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski

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20 AND COUNTING: Keselowski’s 20 career NASCAR Nationwide Series wins place him tied with Greg Biffle for 14th-place in all-time wins.

TRACK RECORD HOLDER: Keselowski captured his first Coors Light Pole Award as a member of Penske Racing in the 2010 Sam’s Town 300 qualifying session with a lap of 29.122 seconds, a blistering track record that still stands.


DOES IT FEEL LIKE LAS VEGAS OWES YOU ONE? “It’s easy to fall into a trap of thinking that you deserve a win at a track where you’ve had bad luck. One thing I’m always fond of saying is that past successes, or failures, do not guarantee future successes or failures. I know I’ve had cars good enough to win at Las Vegas. If that continues to happen I’m confident we’ll get one soon.”

DESCRIBE A LAP AROUND LAS VEGAS “Things happen in a hurry at Las Vegas. Wrecks happen fast because you can quickly run up on another competitor and you can’t waste time getting around someone. It’s a momentum racetrack, for sure.”


WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS WEEKEND’S RACE? “It’s been a great start to the season, but now we get to our biggest test yet. The mile-and-a-half tracks have been our bread and butter. I think we are all anxious to see how we fare at Las Vegas this weekend because we know that Brad will give us a barometer for the program.”

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Drivers Greg Biffle , Brad Keselowski
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