Brian Keselowski's 2011 Plans
With the Nationwide Series out of the picture, Brian Keselowski plans on running in the Sprint Cup Series, come 2011.
Photo: BrianKeselowski.com / Please note: All pictures used with permission of Brad Keselowski.
As we draw closer to Daytona, as of now, there are only two drivers attempting for Rookie of the Year honors. One of those drivers, Brian Keselowski, is hoping to run the full schedule.
“I planned on running a full schedule, but so far, we haven’t been able to put it all together. We’re planning on doing Daytona, and we’re going to wait and see from there. We might wait until after the first part of the season gets over with,” said Keselowski. “It’s going to depend on our money, and how much sponsorship we might be able to draw.”
Keselowski says that with the current rules that the
Nationwide Series came out with, his team could not race this upcoming season.
“We decided that … it wasn’t much more expensive to run the Sprint Cup Series.
If we’re going to spend that kind of money, we might as well go Cup racing.
It’s not going to be easy, but we want to race.”
With plans on going racing, a second car from K-Automotive
Motorsports going to the track could be likely for the team. “I’m not going to
make an everyday deal out of that. It’s not going to happen for a while.” For
this second car, Dennis Setzer might try at a few races. “Dennis is good at
places like Martinsville, and it will be smart to bring someone that knows
their way around the place.”
With sponsorship looking questionable, K-Automotive and
Brian Keselowski will try to keep starting and parking to a minimum. Keselowski
says that there are some small things lined up for Speedweeks, and even has a
chance with another driver to run the Budweiser Shootout, but there is no
primary sponsorship lined up for his car.
“We never wanted to start and park, but we did because we wanted to race. If we start and park a few times, that’s fine, but I don’t want to make a career of it. If I can race, that’s great, but if I have to end up having to start and park the whole time, I will find something else to do. It’s not what I’m interested and I want to race.”
The #92 at Daytona in February 2010. This is the primary paint scheme that the team used throughout the season. Despite a few attempts, K-Automotive failed to make a Sprint Cup race. That could very well change this upcoming season.