2012 champion Brad Keselowski’s time with Team Penske is coming to end after the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.
The news comes days after rumors that Keselowski has agreed to become a driver/owner beginning next season at Roush Fenway Racing. Team Penske have already secured Keselowski’s No. 2 car for Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric.
DiBenedetto asked if Team Penske gave him a reason why he was replaced – “I didn’t really ask,Wasn’t even worth it to me.”
Keselowski released a statement saying that “making the decision to part ways with Team Penske to embrace a new opportunity and challenge was a difficult one, and one I did not take lightly.
“I extend my sincerest gratitude to the entire 2 crew for their commitment and work over these past 12+ years. I know they will continue to do great things together with Austin at the wheel,” he said.
“Making the decision to part ways with Team Penske to embrace a new opportunity and challenge was a difficult one, and one I did not take lightly. I know that I am leaving in a good place though, and I am both excited and eager to share the details of what’s next for me soon,” he said. “Right now, my focus remains on winning more races in 2021 and giving it my all to take down our second Championship.”
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) July 15, 2021
Keselowski has been with the organization since 2010. He won the Xfinity Series title that year. He is the organization’s all-time wins leader with 67 wins. He won the Cup Series championship in 2012, Team Penske’s first Cup title.
Keselowksi’s other notable wins include 2018 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, the 2018 Southern 500 at Darlington and the 2020 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte.