Some nuggets from the championship season for Brad:
- Keselowski is the 1st Driver from Michigan to win the Sprint Cup
- Keselowski is the 2nd Driver to win the Championship driving a #2 car. (Dale Earnhardt, 1980)
- Keselowski only has 125 Sprint Cup starts
- Only the 2nd Driver to win a Nationwide and Sprint Cup Championship. (Bobby Labonte)
- Keselowski and Paul Wolfe are the first driver/crew chief combo to win championships together in Nationwide and Sprint Cup.
- Roger Penske gets his 1st Sprint Cup Championship in the organizations 23rd season in NASCAR.
- Dodge wins their 1st NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship since 1975 (Richard Petty), their 5th overall.
Another part of this team that is amazing is that Brad is almost too hands on. He has a plan and wants to implement it immediately. I have read in various accounts that he and Roger Penske are in constant contact. Mr. Penske has also said in interviews that Brad is always looking for an advantage and is usually trying to figure out a way to get that advantage legally. It also shows that Mr. Penske has great faith in Keselowski when he took Brad's recommendation and signed Joey Logano to drive for Penske Racing in 2013.
Keselowski said it best, it wasn't until this year that he understood the true meaning of team. And that is what you need in NASCAR, a team. Because while the driver gets most of the attention and all the praise by the public, those guys standing in the pits and work on the car back at the shop are the ones that make the team what it is. It is nice to see that Brad has matured into a champion that everyone should be able to respect, even if he is a bit outside the norm of what NASCAR is used to.
Salute to the Captain and every member of the #2 team!