With his win at Talladega, Brad Keselowski matched Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s six wins at the same track.
After his win, Keselowski expressed his happiness to match the record of his once team owner during his Truck Series career. The Team Penske driver also said that he has his sights set on Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s record of 10 wins at Talladega but also admitted that it is a “distant shot”.
Dale Jr is pleased that Keselowski matched his number of victories but doesn’t want the Team Penske driver to tie or break his father’s record. Speaking on the Dale Jr. Download, he said:
“I texted Brad after the race. You can tie my victories at Talladega and you can even beat them by going on and winning next year. But do not tie or beat my dad’s 10 victories.
“Right now, not too much of a threat, but Brad’s got some years left. So he could definitely get up there and get within reach of dad. I want any of dad’s records to stand, so I’m always pulling for that.”
Keselowski is 37 right now and given the way he has performed, he seems he can still continue at the top level for a number of years. He will have the chance to break Dale Jr’s record late this season in the playoffs. While Dale Sr.’s record distant at the moment, but it’s certainly doable for the 2012 champion.