Monday, November 12, 2012

Bro of the Day: Brad Keselowski

By Adam Maher (@ArtoMar1)

By no means am I an avid NASCAR fan, but I see that trend coming to an end very, very soon. (How was that for my first paraprosdokian?)

It starts and stops with a bro by the name of Brad Keselowski, who this week took over the Sprint Cup series standings from five-time champion Jimmie Johnson with a sixth place finish in Avondale, Arizona. Brad is now 20 points ahead of Johnson, and only needs a top-15 finish or better in the Cup series' finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to claim his first championship at the ripe age of 28.



On top of the almost-inevitable championship, Brad is straight up the man. He came into the NASCAR level with a chip on his shoulder, and was deemed inappropriately controversial at times; he was also pinned a reckless driver by other more veterans riders multiple times. Three years ago, one might've compared Keselowski to soccer's Luis Suarez, or football's Chad Johnson, but in the past two years, the Penske team rider's maturity has blossomed, with eight race wins and two years of Chase appearances to show for it. And after Homestead-Miami we'll surely compare Brad to soccer's and football's more established, championship winning broz like Lionel Messi and Ray Lewis.

This week's race was a great example of his awesomeness. Head over to ESPN.com's NASCAR story and scroll down to the Mike and Mike podcast about Keselowski to hear Brad's comments on Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer's pit brawl. He curses them out for being hypocrites and basically says he is pissed off because he didn't want to win based off other people failing. 

Expect to see Brad in the headlines for weeks to come. I see this initial B of the D as the first of many. Dude is murdering right now. 

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