He was probably the biggest free agent in NASCAR but Brad Keselowski has decided to stay put.
On Monday, Keselowski re-signed with Penske Racing, the team he has been with since the 2010 season on a one-year extension through the 2021 season.
Rumors had swirled throughout the season what the 36-year-old’s future would be beyond the 2020 season including a potential return to Hendrick Motorsports to replace Jimmie Johnson but the speculation will be put on hold for at least a calendar year.
Keselowski is still in a solid ride with Penske and it’s showing on the track once again for the 2020 season with three wins including this past Sunday at New Hampshire and currently being second in the point standings with six races till the playoffs begin.
In his eleven seasons with Penske, Keselowski has 32 wins, 122 Top 5s, 197 Top 10s and 17 pole positions. In 2012, Keselowski won five races en route to winning the 2012 Cup Series Championship. In addition, he’s won some of the biggest races in the sport including the 2018 Southern 500, the 2018 Brickyard 400 and the Coca-Cola 600 earlier this season.
He’s in a solid situation with great teammates like Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano and the team is still producing great equipment so it makes all the sense in the world to stay together as long as the success continues. Keselowski ranks right there with Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin among the championship front runners for 2020 and at the end of the day, staying with Penske for the immediate future was the best possible option.