Brad Keselowski will take the wheel of the No. 29 Cooper Standard RAM at his home track, Michigan International Speedway (MIS), for the VFW 200 on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Keselowski will be pulling double duty this weekend driving for his own Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) team entry in addition to the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge for Penske Racing.
The Rochester Hills, Michigan native is excited to be back in his home state representing Michigan-based partner Cooper Standard. The BKR / Cooper Standard partnership made its debut at Michigan International Speedway last year and has grown this year to include primary sponsorship for a number of races as well as a personal services relationship with Keselowski and a charitable component. BKR and MIS will welcome over 1,000 Cooper Standard guests for the race on Saturday.
"This is an all-Michigan weekend, and I'm thrilled about it," said Keselowski. "To be in the BKR Truck at MIS and carry the Michigan-based Cooper Standard colors in front of more than 1,000 of its employees and their families is a special deal. The only thing better would be celebrating with them all in victory lane after the race."
Keselowski has piloted the No. 19 BKR RAM in four races this season finishing in the top-three in his last three events. He is looking to make history at his home track and become the only father / son duo to win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (Bob Keselowski took the Mopar Performance Dodge to victory lane at Richmond International Raceway in 1997).
The BKR team looks to build on the momentum gained during the first half of 2012 and aims to get the Cooper Standard RAM into victory lane in front of native family, friends, and partners. The No. 29 BKR machine currently sits in sixth in the owner points standings only 35 points behind the current leader.