December 2, 2011 11:59 AM
Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski will take to the stage of the
Wynn Las Vegas Hotel and Casino tonight to be honored with the
other top ten finishers in the 2011 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup
Series challenge. But, the 27-year-old Rochester Hills, Mich.,
native will have something else to celebrate.
The Penske team has announced both Keselowski and crew chief Paul
Wolfe have agreed to multi-year contract extensions. The two men
will continue to lead the team as it pursues the NASCAR Sprint Cup
championship in 2012 and beyond.
"The winning combination of Brad Keselowski and Paul Wolfe has been
terrific for Penske Racing and we are excited to announce that they
will continue to work together," said Roger Penske. "With …
numerous wins in both the Nationwide Series and the Cup Series to
their credit, this has proven to be a special pairing.”
And in this case, Penske believes he, as team owner, is assured of
performance security for years to come.
In their first season of working together in 2010, Keselowski and
Wolfe produced six wins and five poles on their way to winning the
Nationwide Series championship for Penske Racing. That team also
established a new series single-season record with 26 top-five
finishes and completed all but one lap of competition throughout
the 2010 season.
The successful pairing continued in 2011, with Keselowski in his
first year behind the wheel of his No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger.
The team recorded three victories and one pole position as it
qualified for The Chase and finished fifth in the final Cup Series
standings. Over the course of the last two seasons, Keselowski and
Wolfe have worked together to produce nine wins, six poles, 36
top-five finishes and one NASCAR crown combined across Nationwide
and Cup Series competition.
Keselowski’s teammate Kurt Busch finished 11th in this
year’s Chase standings. Driving his No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil
Dodge Charger, Busch just completed his 11th season competing for
the Sprint Cup, the last six as a member of Penske Racing.
Penske Racing is one of the most successful teams in the history
of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars
owned and prepared by Penske Racing have produced 350 major race
wins, 412 pole positions and 23 National Championships. For more
information about Penske Racing, please visit www.penskeracing.com.