After seven races in the 2012 Chase for the Championship, including victories at Chicagoland and Dover, Brad Keselowski and the #2 Miller Lite Dodge team are ranked second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and owner point standings. They trail Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team by just two points. Keselowski is coming off a sixth-place finish in the Tums Fast Relief 500 last weekend at Martinsville Speedway.
The #2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team will race chassis PRS-829 during Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Keselowski last raced this chassis to a sixth-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the second race of the Chase for the Championship in September.
“When you have a team like we have on the Miller Lite Dodge, it’s easy to stay calm in the face of adversity. We all have each other’s back." Keselowski said recently. "We like our role is in this Chase. While we aren’t being overlooked by any means, there are many who think that we are still too young of a team to seriously challenge the 48 team. We like it that way. In reality, we are a very good race team that is primed to take this fight right down to the last lap at Homestead-Miami Speedway next month. I’m very confident in our abilities at Texas this weekend. The mile-and-a-half tracks have been really good to us this year. We had an awesome car in April at Texas – probably the best car I’ve ever had there – but fuel issues kept us from challenging for the win. This weekend, I’m expecting to challenge for the win.”
In his last 17 races, Keselowski has only two finishes outside the top 10, including three wins.