Montreal: Brad Keselowski preview

SEASON STATS - Keselowski remains third in the championship standings, 303 points behind leader Kyle Busch. In 24 races, Keselowski and the No. 88 team have three wins, 13 top-fives, 18 top-10s and two pole awards. His average starting position is...

SEASON STATS - Keselowski remains third in the championship standings, 303 points behind leader Kyle Busch. In 24 races, Keselowski and the No. 88 team have three wins, 13 top-fives, 18 top-10s and two pole awards. His average starting position is 13.0 and average finish is 7.9.

SECOND POLE AWARD - Last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, Keselowski earned his second pole of the season with a speed of 120.566 mph. Keselowski finished third in the event after leading three times for 43 laps.

KESELOWSKI AT MONTREAL - Keselowski will be making his second NASCAR Nationwide Series start for JR Motorsports at Circuit Gilles Villenueve this weekend. In his only previous start at the road course, Keselowski started 28th and finished 12th. Keselowski has three other starts at road courses for JR Motorsports including two at Watkins Glen and one at Autodromos Hermanos Rodriguez where he has three top-10 finishes.

BRINGING THE HEAT - Over the last five races of the long summer stretch, Keselowski has earned more points (853) than any other driver in the series. This makes sense considering over the last five races, Keselowski has earned two wins and four top-fives with an average finish of 3.6.

MERCI, RON - This weekend will mark the final time this season that Keselowski will race with Ron Fellows as a teammate. Fellows will pilot the No. 5 Fastenal Chevy for JRM and this is the second time Keselowski has had him as a teammate in Montreal. When Keselowski and Fellows have been on track under the JRM banner, Keselowski has one top-10 finish and an average finish of 10.5.

CHASSIS NO. 368 - The No. 88 GoDaddy.com team will run Chassis No. 368 this weekend in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villenueve. This car was last run at Watkins Glen earlier this season where Keselowski started 14th and finished ninth. This car was also raced in Montreal last season.

KESELOWSKI (on how well the No. 88 team has done over the summer stretch) - "I said all during the spring how important this long stretch of summer races would be to how we would finish at the end of the year. This team has worked so hard and we have been able to get the results to back that up. We had a slight hiccup at Chicagoland, but were able to make up for it with the wins at Iowa and Michigan. Looking at the big picture, I think we still have a shot at the points championship and we are going to continue to work toward that end. There is still a lot of good racing to come before the season is done and I know this team has more wins in its future."

KESELOWSKI (on returning to Montreal) - "Montreal is such a great city and I'm excited that we get the chance to go back there this year. We get to stay right in the downtown area and there are so many great restaurants and things to do. The racing is great too. I love to be challenged and this track definitely offers a challenge. Last year having the rain made things even more interesting and we were still able to come away with a solid finish. I'm hopeful that the weather will hold off for us this year, but regardless, I think we are going to be able to put on a good show for the fans that come out on Sunday."

-credit: jrm

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ron Fellows , Brad Keselowski , Kyle Busch
Teams JRM Racing , JR Motorsports