Brad Keselowski continues to look to improve as a driver and owner

By Bob Pockrass
FOX Sports NASCAR Writer

On Sunday, brad keselowski he failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

So he knows there is room for improvement as he heads into the final 10 races of his first year as co-owner of renowned Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing.

And you know you’ll be impatient when it comes to making progress.

“It will never be fast enough,” Keselowski said. “That’s the reality. There have been a few corners here and there, and we’re not where we want to be, for sure. But it’s part of the adventure.”

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Some drivers invest in real estate. Keselowski invested in a racing team to accompany his manufacturing company. Which means the 2012 Cup champion embraces the unconventional.

“It’s an adventure,” he said of his racing team. “If it’s easy, it’s probably not worth it.”

Keselowski spoke about his organization after a recent test at Martinsville. Chris Buescher is ranked 21st in the standings, while Keselowski is 28th; Keselowski would be 22nd, eight points behind Buescher, had he not received a 100-point penalty for a technical infraction earlier this year.

NASCAR doesn’t allow teams to test except on a few occasions during the season, and has limited practice to 20 minutes for most races this year. Beyond that, teams can’t make many adjustments after practice for a race.

As such, the test at Martinsville was something that Keselowski believes will help his team.

“It’s nice to be able to try,” he said. “It’s nice to be able to get on the tracks. I really missed being able to drive race cars. You get to race, don’t get me wrong, but part of the race driver experience is working with your team and marking your race.” car in test and practice sessions.

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“Those have been gone for a while.”

Keselowski wants more practice time

Keselowski wants more practice time

While meeting with the media in June, Brad Keselowski advocated for more practice and explained why he thinks it’s necessary.

Keselowski is among the owners pushing for more practice time next year. He believes his organization arrives at the track possibly a bit behind other teams that have invested more money in racing simulation programs.

“Some of the areas where we’re behind is we don’t have the investment that other guys have in sim and all those other things that really get you through practice, the lack of it,” he said.

Bob Pockrass has spent decades covering motorsports, including the last 30 Daytona 500s. He joined FOX Sports in 2019 after working at ESPN, Sporting News, NASCAR Scene magazine and The (Daytona Beach) News-Journal. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @bobpockrass. Looking for more NASCAR content? Sign up for the FOX Sports NASCAR Newsletter with Bob Pockrass!


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