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”.
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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.
4 thoughts on ““Do Not Tie or Beat Dad’s 10 Victories” – Dale Jr’s message to Keselowski after Talladega win”
As a big Dale Sr fan I like Brad he’s one of my favorite drivers
That friends is scary to me…. Jr. , really coming from Jr. ? That just shed a WHOLE new perspective on Jr. Brad I sincerely hope that you not only tie Sr.s record, but TOP him. Unbelievable that ANY competitor would not request but demand not to win, HELLO, and this actually came from Jr…? I don’t believe that ****…
Overreact much? Ever hear of saying something “tongue in cheek”? Not everything can be taken literally. I’m sure Junior would be the first to congratulate Brad if he were to break the record.
If you think jr demanded anything you are a special kinda *****.