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Brad Keselowski has long loved
the Michigan Wolverines. So if
the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series champion wasn’t a driver,
the native of Rochester Hills,
Michigan, might be working for
his favorite university.
Fall Saturdays as a kid and teenager were
about just one thing for Keselowski: Wolverine football. Now, whenever he’s back in his home state,
the Team Penske driver doesn’t miss a chance to
see his beloved Wolverines in action.
When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competes at
Michigan International Speedway in August, Keselowski has been known to venture over to the Michigan
campus in Ann Arbor to see the Wolverines scrimmage
as a guest of the UM athletic department.
“Growing up in a racing family, my family was
gone a lot, especially in the later fall months that
kind of aligned with college football season,” said
Keselowski, the son of former NASCAR Camping
World Truck Series driver Bob Keselowski.
“I couldn’t go to the races, because I’d be in
school, so I ended up spending a lot of time with
grandmas, cousins, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers.
My dad’s side of the family – I’m not really sure why
to this day – but we’re huge Michigan Wolverine
fans. So I grew up watching them and that kind of
became a common passion point.”
So what exactly will Keselowski do when his
racing days are finished? At 32 years old, he admits
it’s hard to think that far ahead.
“I have a few ideas,” the driver of the No. 2 Ford
said. “I love business. I’ll probably run some kind of
business. It’s hard to say. You don’t want to get too
far in front.”
This much is certain: Keselowski will likely stay
involved in racing. After all, he’s the owner of mul-
tiple teams that compete in the NASCAR Camping
World Truck Series. And his teams have been and
continue to be quite successful.
“I believe you have to look short- and long-term in
anything you do,” Keselowski said. “You sometimes
have to try to see the world from a lot of different
elevations. My involvement in the Truck Series
is about being a part of something bigger. It’s a
legacy. It’s about giving back to the sport,”