Brad Keselowski is still troubled with his last year runner up finish at Phoenix Raceway in the hunt for his second Championship title.
The Team Penske driver was beaten by champion Chase Elliott by a margin of 2.7 seconds. But given that his car was the fastest in the championship race per timing and scoring data, it was disappointing that he could not add to his championship. As he is set to race again on the same track from the pole position in the 2021 season, Keselowski reflected on the championship race last season. He said:
“I wouldn’t say I’m not over it. To be quite honest, I don’t like losing. I certainly don’t like being that close. I take solace in feeling like I did everything I could do.”
“Losing hurts way more when you feel like you left something on the table personally. I don’t feel like I left anything on the table at Phoenix. That helped me quite a bit but still, obviously, I know that I was this close to realizing my dream of a second championship. But, you know, not close enough.”
Keselowski hasn’t had the best start in the 2021 Cup Series season. He has finished outside top-10 twice and inside twice in the first four races of the season, with his best-placed finish coming at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.