On December 2, 2019, Brad and Paige Keselowski announced via social media the birth of their daughter, Autumn, meaning that the North Carolina couple now has a second bundle of joy, and five-year-old Scarlett Keselowski has a baby sister to play with.
In today’s economy, taking care of a family of four can be a challenge. But, as a driver at NASCAR’s highest level, Brad Keselowski isn’t exactly strapped for cash. In fact, the driver of the No. 2 Ford Mustang for Team Penske makes BANK. We’re talking several millions. How exactly did the renowned NASCAR driver get to where he is today? Let’s take a look!
Brad Keselowski’s NASCAR Career
Born in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Bradley Aaron Keselowski comes from a racing family. In 2004, the then 20-year-old Keselowski started his NASCAR career as the driver of the No. 29 Ford F-150 for K-Automotive Motorsports in the Craftsman Truck Series. K-Automotive Motorsports, which is now just Keselowski Motorsports, was owned and operated by Brad’s dad, Bob Keselowski, and is now run by Brad’s brother Brian.
As his stock grew, Keselowski eventually parted ways from the family racing team. From 2006-2010, Keselowski started to see more success on the track during stints with Phoenix Racing and Hendrick Motorsports. Keselowski really came into his own as a professional racer at Team Penske (which, at the time, was Penske Racing), where he still races, alongside teammate Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, who are both full-time drivers, and Austin Cindric, who drives part time.
In 2010, the three-time most popular driver won the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship. Two years later, Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, and, if you’ve seen his post-championship interview, you know how much the guy likes his beer.
If you know anything about Keselowski, you also know that he loves him some truck racing. So much so, that, in 2007, he started Brad Keselowski Racing, which competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. However, his time as a racing team owner came to an end in 2017, when BKR suspended operations.
But, back to Keselowski’s accolades as a race car driver. He has won 34 Cup Series races and racked up 211 top-10 finishes and has seen the checkered flag 39 times in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He also has one first-place finish in the Truck Series.
Aside from his Cup Series title, other big wins include the 2020 Coca-Cola 600, the 2018 Southern 500, the 2018 Brickyard 400, and the 2018 Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway.
Brad Keselowski Net Worth
How rich is Brad Keselowski? The Cup Series champion has an estimated net worth of 45 million. According to Forbes, Keselowski made around $10.4 million between 2018 and 2019, with $9.4 million coming from salary and winnings, and the remaining $1 million coming from salary and endorsements.
In 2018, Keselowski invested more than $10 million to launch Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing, which is an advanced contract company that works with aerospace, military, and oil and gas companies. The guy clearly has plenty more years of racing left in him, but there’s nothing wrong with not putting all your eggs in the NASCAR basket.
This post was originally published on January 2, 2020.