Last week’s Bristol race winner, Brad Keselowski, has also been the cream of the crop when it comes to Atlanta Motor Speedway’s most recent NASCAR Cup Series races. He’s won two of the last three and finished second in the other. And after winning two of the last three races coming into this weekend, the 2012 series champion arrives at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (3 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) primed and ready to repeat.
Two weeks ago, Keselowski took home the checkered in the Coca-Cola 600 for his first win of the year and Team Penske’s third (Joey Logano won at Las Vegas and Phoenix). He followed that up seven days later with the win on the Bristol short track.
Results have traditionally met his high hopes for the Team Penske driver at Atlanta.
In 11 starts at the 1.54-mile Atlanta track, Keselowski has earned four top-five and seven top-10 finishes. He’s finished in the top 10 in the last five consecutive races. And he is the defending champion of this weekend’s race.
Last year after winning at Atlanta (which was then the second race on the schedule), Keselowski earned top-three finishes in three of the next four events. He won his second race of the year at Martinsville Speedway four weeks after celebrating in Atlanta’s Victory Lane.
And Keselowski has proven himself to be a favorite at the Georgia track – where he owns two wins. Of his 32 career wins, 14 of them have come on 1.5-mile venues such as Atlanta; his largest win tally among the NASCAR Cup Series style of race tracks.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!