Keselowski takes over No. 12 ride at Texas

BY foxsports • November 6, 2009

Brad Keselowski will begin driving a Penske Racing Dodge in the Sprint Cup series starting this weekend.

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As first reported by, Keselowski will take over for David Stremme in the No. 12 Dodge starting at Texas Motor Speedway and finish the rest of the season.

Keselowski, who finished eighth in Sunday's Amp Energy 500 and is currently third in Nationwide Series points, was announced as Roger Penske's latest addition on Sept. 1.

The 25-year-old third-generation racer rose to prominence in the NASCAR ranks after he was discovered by Dale Earnhardt Jr., and offered a ride in the No. 88 JR Motorsports Nationwide Series Chevrolet. He finished third in points with two wins in his first full season in 2008 and was named the most popular driver in the series. This season Keselowski has scored four wins in the first 32 NNS events.

Keselowski's shining moment came after winning the spring Talladega Sprint Cup race in his fifth career series start.

Keselowski is expected to finish out the Nationwide Series season with JR Motorsports as scheduled.

Stremme is currently 31st in points and finished 22nd on Sunday.

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