Brad Keselowski Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Career & Net Worth

Brad Keselowski Biography

Brad Keselowski is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 2 Ford Mustang for Team Penske, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 12 Mustang for Team Penske. He was the owner of Brad Keselowski Racing, which fielded two full-time teams in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

Early life

Keselowski was born in Rochester Hills, Michigan, and grew up in a racing family. Brad Keselowski is the fifth child of Kay and Bob Keselowski and the nephew of Ron Keselowski. His older brother, Brian, is also an active racing driver. The Keselowski family is of Polish descent.

Brad Keselowski Career

Keselowski spent much of his adolescence working at his father’s race shop; he swept and mopped the floors, and mowed the grass. Moreover, in 2000, Keselowski began racing stock cars in the Factory Stock division

Early years

In 2004, at only 20 years old Keselowski began his NASCAR career as the driver of the No. 29 Ford F-150 for the family-owned K-Automotive Motorsports in the Craftsman Truck Series. He made his debut in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville, where he started twenty-sixth and finished thirty-third. He made seven more starts that season, with his best finish coming in the UAW/GM Ohio 250 at Mansfield, where he finished 16th.

Breakout years

Brad Keselowski began competing in the Busch Series full-time in 2007. He drove the No. 23 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for Keith Coleman Racing until the team suspended operations in July. Earlier in June, during the 2007 Truck Series season, Keselowski was tabbed by Germain Racing to replace Ted Musgrave in the No. 9 Team ASE Toyota Tundra for the O’Reilly 200 at Memphis after Musgrave was suspended for an in-race scuffle with another driver at the Milwaukee Mile.

Championship year

In addition to continuing running in the Sprint Cup Series and a limited Nationwide Series schedule for Penske Racing, Keselowski has competed in a limited number of Camping World Truck Series races for his own team as a teammate to Parker Kligerman.

Statistically, 2012 was Keselowski’s best Sprint Cup season to date: he won five races on the way to winning his first Sprint Cup championship. Keselowski started the year by memorably posting pictures and status updates via Twitter from his car during a red flag period. Cars were stopped on the track when a mechanical failure on Juan Pablo Montoya’s car caused it to run into a jet dryer under caution at the Daytona 500, leading to a large fire that damaged the track surface, which had to be repaired before the race could be concluded. Brad Keselowski was caught up in a crash on lap 188 and finished 32nd.

Racing

Keselowski formed his own race team in 2007. The team began competing in the Truck Series in 2008. Keselowski drove the No. 29 Chevrolet himself and earned the team’s first Top 10 finish.

In 2011 and part of 2012, Parker Kligerman drove the No. 29 Ram in the Camping World Truck Series for BKR. Kligerman finished 11th in points in 2011, but was released from BKR midway through the 2012 season, being replaced by Ryan Blaney. Blaney drove the team to its first victory on September 15, 2012 at Iowa Speedway.

On August 17, 2017, Keselowski announced that BKR would close at the end of the 2017 season, though he remained hopeful to reopen the team in the future and turn it into a Cup Series team.

Personal life

On February 4, 2015, Keselowski announced that he and his girlfriend, Paige White, were expecting their first child, a girl. The baby, Scarlett, was born on May 19, 2015. On December 11, 2016, Keselowski announced his engagement with White. In 2019, they had another baby girl, Autumn.

Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski

In popular media

Keselowski is featured as himself alongside Penske teammate Joey Logano in the movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. Keselowski guest starred in various episodes of the cancelled sitcom Sullivan & Son. Moreover, Keselowski had a cameo as a security guard in the 2017 film Logan Lucky.

Net Worth

Depending on what sites you check, Brad Keselowski has an estimated net worth ranging between $15 million and $25 million. In 2018 alone, Keselowski raked in $10.4 million in total earnings, with $9.2 million coming from salary and winnings and $1.2 million coming from endorsements and licensing.

Speaking of 2018, that’s also the year that Keselowski invested more than $10 million to launch Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing, which is an advanced contract company that works with aerospace, military, and oil and gas companies. The guy clearly has plenty more years of racing left in him, but there’s nothing wrong with not putting all your eggs in the NASCAR basket.

Overview

  • Full Name: Bradley Aaron Keselowski
  • Date of Birth: February 12, 1984
  • Age: 36
  • Birth Place: Rochester Hills, Michigan
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
  • Weight: 177 lb (80 kg)
  • Spouse: Paige White (m. 2017)
  • 2015 position: 90th
  • Current teams: Ford Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing manufacturer team, Ford Xfinity Series racing manufacturer team
  • Children: Autumn Keselowski, Scarlett Keselowsk
  • Net Worth: between $15 million and $25 million
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