Can Jay Guy Make Brad Keselowski a Star?

Misan AkuyaCorrespondent INovember 30, 2009

FORT MITCHELL, KY - JUNE 17:  Jon Wood talks with crew chief Jay Guy as he prepares to qualify the #47 Clorox/American Red Cross Ford prior to the NASCAR Busch Series Meijer 300 on June 17, 2006 at the Kentucky Speedway in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Jay Guy knew he was going to be a crew chief fulltime in 2010.

Little did he know he'd be doing it for one of racing's greatest teams in all of racing history.

Merry Christmas Jay you will be the crew chief for Brad Keselowski in the 12 car in 2010.

Jay was going to be with Regan Smith fulltime who's best career finish is 12th at Daytona, and try to make all 36 races in the 78 car.  But now will be with a driver and team with the potential of some great things.

Guy needless to say is excited for the upcoming seson and the possibilites it holds.

"(Keselowski) has definitely won a lot of races in the Nationwide Series," Guy said. "There's a great upside to him. This is what I've worked for the last 20 years, to have an opportunity such as this with a company like Penske Racing."

Guy has been around the block.  Before hooking up with the 78 car was the crew chief for Jon Wood in the 47 car in 2006.

Guy spent the '04 season with Fitz-Bradshaw Racing as the crew chief for drivers Casey Atwood, Dave Blaney and David Stremme. He also had a short stint with Xpress Motorsports and No. 19 team with driver Regan Smith. Guy joined ST Motorsports in January '05.

Late in the '03 season, Guy stepped up with his No. 10 Cup team to serve as crew chief for driver Johnny Benson. Guy also has worked with Jamie McMurray, David Green, Hermie Sadler and Ted Musgrave in the Nationwide and Truck series.

It will be interesting to see if Guy can build a solid program around Keselowski and if they can get the 12 to where the 2 is:championship caliber.