Brad Keselowski was the winner in Talladega’s most recent race, with a victory in a “two-overtime” green-white-checkered finish that propelled him into the Eliminator Round of the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
“Coming back here this weekend after we won last October when we were here, that was such a key win for us,” Keselowski said. “It’s always a lot of fun entering a race track you won at the last time you were there, so we’re carrying a lot of momentum in that sense and look forward to hopefully getting another win at Talladega.”
He called it “probably the most emotional (victory) I ever got besides my first win in NASCAR.”
Keselowski will become a father for the first time this spring, but making any contingency plans for a backup driver for the No. 2 Team Penske Ford has not been considered.
“We haven’t really made any because we’re very, very fortunate that everything at this time looks to fall directly in line with the race weeks of Charlotte, which is where we live, and hopefully we can accommodate in that sense,” Keselowski said. “Fingers crossed. We’ll see how it all plays out, but I’m looking forward to it very much.”