It might not have been the start everyone was expecting from Brad Keselowski in his Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing career.
In the last six races, he has failed to even get Top-20 finishes. Plus his highest finish of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season came as a ninth-place finish at the Daytona 500. Some of his other best-place finishes include 12th and 14th places at Atlanta and COTA, respectively. His meager records put him 34th in the Cup Series standings.
So critics are quick to raise concerns about Keselowski’s form in his start to life away from Team Penske Racing. However, the 2012 champion who has been in the game for a long knows that changing teams means that patience has to be expected. Replying to one of the news posts about his form this season, the Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing driver/owner replied to the Twitter post by reminding them of his start to his Team Penske career.
“In 2009 I had 1 win and 4 top-10s driving for HMS. I left to go to Team Penske and drive a car that sat 32nd in points. The headlines read similar to the below.
“It took 12 months to get the first top-10, 18 months to get the first win and 36 months to get the first championship.”
In 2009 I had 1 win and 4 top-10s driving for HMS. I left to go to Team Penske and drive a car that sat 32nd in points. The headlines read similar to the below.
It took 12 months to get the first top-10, 18 months to get the first win and 36 months to get the first championship. https://t.co/xLrHU8JTLC
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) April 1, 2022
Everyone wants results fast in the industry but for a veteran and a winner of Keselowski’s stature, he knows that success is built after months and years of patience and hard work. And the 2012 champion is not here for only the momentary success of the team but is planning for years of success with the team. And it will come with all the effort put in right now.