The 2012 series champion has won a race every year since 2011, the second longest active streak. Additionally, he has three or more wins in all but two of those seasons and double-digit top-five results in all but one.
A Look Back
If you missed the live, here are some key takeaways…@12WillPower believes in the vortex theory @Blaney’s dog’s head is bigger than his @joeylogano & @josefnewgarden are expert ping pong players @mattdracing is the winner of most shirtless pictures posted to social pic.twitter.com/XTx2rrQgtH
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) July 3, 2020
A crash in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway did little to hinder the team, as Keselowski would only fail to finish a race one more time all year. While Wolfe and Keselowski were immensely successful together, they both demonstrated an ability to excel without the other. The No. 2 went to victory lane four times, winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Richmond Raceway.
First win of the season was a big one…for me, for the #2crew and SSgt. Reep’s family. They’ll always be honorary members of our team and my hope is that they always know how appreciative we are of their family’s sacrifices ??
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) October 2, 2020
Funny story. Visited @richmondraceway last year for a media tour and they showed me the gong their sales team rings for big wins. Well I said I wanted that thing in victory lane for my next big win.
Sure enough… they made it happen ? good time celebrating with the team! pic.twitter.com/y63Uioq6x3
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) September 16, 2020
As for worst-case scenarios, it’s hard to imagine this group experiencing any significant falloff. All the major pieces are still in place, and with a year of experience together, Bullins will likely continue to help his driver enhance an already impressive résumé.
The major pitfall here is the same one that seems to nab at least one driver every year: they become victimized by their own success. Perhaps they peak too soon and momentum slows just when they need it the most. I don’t anticipate Keselowski having too much trouble making the Championship 4 in 2021, but I would’ve said the same for Kevin Harvick last year.
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