Brad Keselowski: 5 Reasons He's NASCAR's Next Big Thing

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Brad Keselowski: 5 Reasons He's NASCAR's Next Big Thing
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It's been over 20 years since Roger Penske and the Miller Brewing Company began their famous alliance in NASCAR competition, campaigning the famous No. 2 car starting in 1991. Since then, 51 of Penske's 71 wins as an owner have come from the drivers of that car, mostly at the hands of Rusty Wallace.

But since taking over the wheel of the Blue Deuce last season, Brad Keselowski has firmly established himself as the famous car's future—and NASCAR's next big star.

Keselowski has scored six wins since the start of last season, including a series-leading three this year, and he finished fifth in points last year. He's on track for his second consecutive Chase for the Sprint Cup appearance, and he has the talent and momentum to challenge for this year's title.

So what's been behind Keselowski's mercurial rise to the top of the NASCAR heap? Here are five reasons why you'll be hearing his name for years to come.

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