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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Time running out for All-Star qualifying; Keselowski wants Truck series success

Last chance to get into All-Star race with a win
If you are not in the All-Star race and want to be in it next week, time's running out.
Darlington is the last shot to do it (other than winning the Sprint Showdown or being voted in)

I have a feeling we won't have a surprise winner like Regan Smith. I think the field is basically set. But hey, anything can happen, as we saw last year on this extremely difficult track.

Among those not in the all-star race yet: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (who'll likely get the fan vote); Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jeff Burton and AJ Allmendinger.

Keselowski's team seeks Truck series success
In addition to his solid run in Cup this year, Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski is hoping to see more success in the Truck series too, with driver Parker Kligerman leading the way for Brad Keselowski Racing.

“We’re solidly knocking off finishes, picking up valuable points and bringing home clean trucks,” said Kligerman, who’s sixth in points. “We’ve got good speed in our Ram [truck]. We’ve got what it takes. We just have to execute better.”

And Brad wouldn't mind winning a truck race himself -- and hopes to change that too.

“I’m just motivated; I want to make that happen,” Keselowski said. “I know we’ve had some seconds and thirds in this deal. It’s a lot harder when you do it with your own team versus a Cup-affiliated team, that’s for sure. It makes it that much more worthwhile.”

A victory in the May 18 Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway would make him the 24th different driver to win in all three national series.
Brad's dad, Bob Keselowski, won a Truck race in 1997, and a win by Brad would also make the first dad and son duo to win in the series.


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