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Daytona underdog Brian Keselowski back

Posted on: April 22, 2011 4:27 pm
Posted by Pete Pistone

Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski's brother Brian, who was the underdog story of Speedweeks when he raced his way into the Daytona 500 through the Gatorade Duel qualifying races, will be back on the circuit. After getting sidelined by emergency gallbladder surgery just after Daytona's events wound down, Keselowski has made plans to get back behind the wheel.

From Team News Release

Brian Keselowski will resume his driving duties in the #92 Dodge for the Sprint Cup race Richmond International Raceway.

After suffering from emergency gallbladder surgery, Keselowski had to take a step back and recover. Keselowski was not able to drive at Bristol and had long time driver/friend Dennis Setzer step in and take over.

Keselowski was forced to withdraw from Auto Club Speedway and was not yet medically cleared to race at Martinsville. Once again Dennis Setzer stepped in and drove the #92. An unfortunate wreck during practice at Martinsville put the K-Automotive Motorsports #92 out of contention early that weekend [the team had no backup car] and contributed to withdrawing their entries from Texas and Talladega.

K-Automotive Motorsports took that time to rebuild and regroup and are now ready to get back on the track and go racing.

Brian Keselowski has fully recovered and has been granted clearance by his doctors and NASCAR to return to his drivers seat in the #92 K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge. Plans are for Keselowski to drive Richmond, Darlington and Dover.


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Posted on: April 22, 2011 6:29 pm

Daytona underdog Brian Keselowski back

Brian Keselowski is coming back again, I did not really miss him the last 4 weeks.  Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch, Rick Mears and Roger Mears, Ward Burton and Jeff Burton, Al Unser and Bobby Unser all these had brothers that held their own living up to shadows cast by their sibling.  Mario Andretti and Aldo Andretti are not too far out of the boat even.

Brian Keselowski and Brad Keselowski are worlds apart.  I find it frustrating when a family member feels like the success a sibling is experiencing justifies exemption from reality when it comes to their method of operation.  Brian needs to get a regular job.  Cup is not a place to "Try" without a proper sponsor and the commitment from both you and the team.  Being 29 and not properly funded is a recipe for futility.

Trevor Bayne won the Datona 500 with the Wood Brothers no less in his first NASCAR Cup event and has backed up that performance with great showings following that event with not the best equiptment.  Trevor wants to be here and has proven he does not need to rely on his "famous" last name to get opportunities.

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