Brad Keselowski Plans Double Duty in Nashville This Weekend

George CampbellContributor IApril 1, 2010

BRISTOL, TN - MARCH 20:  Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Dodge, poses in Victory Lane after qualifying for the pole position in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Scotts Turf Builder 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 20, 2010 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Tom Whitmore/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Brad Keselowski currently sits second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver point standings, as the series heads to Nashville Superspeedway this weekend. Keselowski is just 26 points behind leader Carl Edwards.

Keselowski earned his third top-five finish of the season with a second-place result at Bristol Motor Speedway last month and has won the last two Nationwide Series Coors Light Pole Awards.

In 2008, Keselowski picked up his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Nashville Superspeedway and the Sam Bass signature Gibson guitar that goes to the winner. He has his eye on grabbing a second this weekend, which would make him the third multiple winner at the track.

“I feel extremely good about going to Nashville," Keselowski said. "We are really starting to gel and I think we are only going to continue to get stronger. Victory Lane is just right around the corner and Nashville would be a great place to do it. It’s one of my favorite tracks and I’ve been fortunate to run well there. I have one guitar, but I need to make it a pair. It is easily one of the coolest trophies in all of sports.”

Crew chief Paul Wolfe will be preparing the same No. 22 Penske Racing Discount Tire Dodge Charger that Keselowski drove to a third-place finish at the Auto Club Speedway in February. 

Trying to take the Nationwide Series checkers won't be Keselowski's only goal this weekend. He recently announced that he will also be making his 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut this weekend. It will come as he drives the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Dodge Ram in the first entry of the season for the driver-owned team. Currently, Keselowski plans to enter three more races before the end of 2010.

Brad will join fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Edwards, Kyle Busch, Paul Menard, Kevin Harvick, Joe Nemechek, Michael McDowell, and Joey Logano as those planning to enter the April 3, 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Nashville.

Harvick also plans to race in both events with Keselowski, as does Nationwide Rookie of the Year candidate James Buescher.

Keselowski has only raced a truck at Nashville once; that was in 2005 when he started 26th and finished 30th. In his last three CWTS events, over the past threes seasons, he has one top 10 finish and one Pole Award.


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