North Richland Hills, Texas -- April 30, 2015
Brad Keselowski, the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, has been named the keynote speaker of the NACE | CARS 2015 general session.
Taking place Thursday, July 23 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, Keselowski will speak during the PPG-sponsored session to kick off the official opening of this year's event. Keselowski will then appear at the PPG booth to meet attendees and sign autographs. The No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion will also be on display.
“ASA and PPG are excited to announce Brad Keselowski as a keynote speaker for NACE | CARS 2015," says Dan Risley, ASA President and Executive Director. "Brad’s Michigan background, along with his automotive and racing experiences, makes him a perfect candidate for the event.
"Working with Team Penske, a Detroit-based business, will add even more local excitement to the program. Brad is a great example of the caliber of speakers NACE | CARS provides for the industry, and we encourage attendees to make plans to meet him.”
Keselowski's racing career began in 2004 at the Craftsman Truck Series. The Michigan native started competing full time in 2008 in the Nationwide Series, and was eventually asked to drive for Dale Earnhardt Jr. He secured his first Sprint Cup victory at Talladega in 2009, and joined Team Penske in 2010.
Two years later he he won the Sprint Cup Championship in the No. 2 Miller Lite car. With a 2015 win at Fontana, he has a guaranteed spot in the chase again this year.