Brad Keselowski Reaping Benefits of Being Champion, Cheerleaders and All

Christopher Olmstead@@whooyouknowitSenior Analyst IIIApril 12, 2013

(nascar.com)
(nascar.com)

Brad Keselowski put together quite the season in 2012.

That season was capped off by winning the 2012 Sprint Cup Championship. The driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge may have come out of nowhere in 2012, but in 2013 he is living the high life.

Keselowski currently sits second in the NASCAR point standings, only six behind Jimmie Johnson. In six races, Keselowski has garnered four top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes. Although he has yet to make it to victory lane, he has been the model of consistency thus far. If he keeps up this pace, the victories are certain to come.

While his on-track success in 2013 has been impressive, his off-track adventures are looking just as successful. When you win your sport's championship, there are going to be certain perks and opportunities awarded to you.

Keselowski is currently enjoying some of these perks.

It was announced via his official Twitter that Keselowski had an opportunity to meet the famous Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders this week. And just in case fans had any doubts, he kindly tweeted out a picture to show it off.

A tough life for @keselowski with his @millerlite sponsorship. #NASCAR twitter.com/penskeracing/s…

— Penske Racing (@penskeracing) April 10, 2013

The fun fact that goes along with this is that Keselowski is an avid fan of the Detroit Lions. For those of you who are not aware, the Detroit Lions do not have cheerleaders. One of the reasons for this is that their owner does not like cheerleaders and feels that having them takes away from the family friendly atmosphere.

I guess if your team lacks cheerleaders, there is nothing wrong with supporting the Cowboy's squad.

Aside from hanging with some very attractive women, Keselowski has a trip planned to a very special house next week. According to a recent article on SportingNews.com, Keselowski and his team will be visiting the White House and President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

It has been an annual event for the NASCAR champion to visit the White House, however this year it's going to be a little different. In previous years, anyone that has made the chase was invited to the White House. This year only Keselowski and his team will be making the trip.

I applaud NASCAR for this move. In all seriousness, why should someone who finished 11th in the standings be invited to the White House? Keselowski won the title and the honor of meeting the president should be bestowed on him and the team that helped him accomplish what he did.

Life is good right now for Keselowski. I am sure he would like for his success to continue Saturday night in the NRA 500.

That may be a tough task, though. In nine Sprint Cup starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Keselowski has only finished on the lead lap once. That was last year in the Chase when he finished second.

 

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