Sparta, Ky. (June 30, 2012) – Carlisle-sponsored Brad Keselowski, driver of the Penske Racing No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), picked up his third win of 2012 – and his seventh career victory – in the Quaker State 400 at
Kentucky Speedway on June 30, 2012. The finish puts an exclamation point on a triple-duty weekend that saw the driver finish second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Thursday night and seventh in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Friday evening.
As the race moved past the halfway point, Keselowski continued to struggle with turning in the center of the corners. Driving a backup car after a wreck early in the first practice
session, Keselowski continued to give his team 100 percent as he kept his Miller Lite Dodge near the front of the field and cruised to a 4.399 second lead, his sixth victory in two seasons as the pilot of the famed “Blue Deuce.”
“I wanted all three but sometimes that ain’t meant to happen,” said Keselowski. “I am proud of the effort we put in all week long in the heat with all three teams…A second, seventh and a first is not bad at all. Who’d have figured my best finish would have come in the hardest race but that just shows the importance of teamwork and the group of guys that I have on this Miller Lite Dodge.”
Following Saturday’s finish, Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team remain 10th in the Cup Series driver and owner point standings.