during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 15, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire.

A former NASCAR champion got a multi-year deal to stay with his current team


Brad Keselowski doesn't need to worry about his racing future after signing a multi-year contract extension to stay with Team Penske.

Team owner Roger Penske said in a statement via NBC Sports about the extension:

"In the time that Brad has driven for Team Penske, he has risen to the top echelon of stars in NASCAR. Brad and Paul have established a terrific, winning combination and they are both real leaders within our team. More than just wins and championships, Brad is an important part our relationship with Ford Performance and his work with the Checkered Flag Foundation shows what kind of person he is away from the track. There is no question he continues to be a great fit for our organization."

To the delight of Keselowski, his crew chief, Paul Wolfe, also got a multi-year extension to stay with the team. "There is no one I want helping make my racecars go fast more than Paul Wolfe," Brad said in a statement. He added:

"We have a lot of continuity between the two of us, and really the entire No. 2 Ford team, which is so important in today's NASCAR. [...] I feel like we have the strongest overall program in the sport."


Keselowski had been on Team Penske since 2009 and won the Cup series championship in 2012. This year he is sitting sixth in the points and has two wins.

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