After Carl Edwards, winner at the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit last August, another rider confirms today from Homestead, Florida, that he plans to be in the next edition of the NAPA Auto Parts 200, on 28 and August 29, 2010. Although he does not yet enjoy the same notoriety as the great star from Missouri, Brad Keselowski, who joins the Penske team for the next campaign in the Sprint Cup and the Nationwide Series is on the way to establishing itself among the favorites, after having already become one of the most popular. It should be noted that the young rider from Michigan – 26 years old, next February – completed his second full season in the Nationwide series on Saturday, just 108 points behind Carl Edwards and second in the standings.

“Montreal fans were waiting for the Carl Edwards-Kyle Busch duel last summer. They can already prepare for an interesting fight next August with Edwards again and this time, Brad Keselowski, supports François Dumontier, president of Octane Management and delegated promoter of the event. Since his first visit to us in 2008, Brad has been able to get to grips with our track and obviously very quickly, finishing successively in 12th and 5th place. He is making full progress and I invite fans to follow him closely from the start of the next season, because either he, or Carl Edwards, could well be the leader in the standings when he shows up in Montreal in August 2010 .”

Like Edwards who again last Monday, while confirming his presence at the next NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge, said “I have never seen a crowd as intense and passionate as the one in Montreal and this, on all the circuits where I have raced”, Keselowski is full of praise for the only round of a major NASCAR series presented outside the United States. “Oh yes, I will be back next year and I am very excited about the prospect. Montreal is a superb city. I really enjoyed it, because the fans are fantastic , said the young racer now behind the wheel of a Dodge, adding, their passion for racing and especially for NASCAR is something to experience. And last year, racing on the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit, in the dry and then in the rain, was a really cool experience . 

The third generation of Keselowskis in racing (his father Bob and uncle Ron raced in NASCAR while his older brother Brian is still active), Brad was not yet a series regular when in 2007, NASCAR presented in Montreal for the first time. In 2008, the young rider performed well on the three road circuits of the Nationwide series: an 8th place after starting 28th in Mexico, a 12th place after once again starting 28th in Montreal and a week later, at Watkins Glen, a 6th place after starting from 5th place. Last summer, he did just as well, starting 14th to finish in 8th place on the New York State circuit, before taking 5th place with us after starting in 19th place.

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