Friday, June 15, 2012

Brad Keselowski checks 'fear' in the garage

Brad Keselowski has this thing about fear: He doesn't give in to it.
"It's my job not to be scared," the 28-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup driver said. "It's my job to go out there and drive as hard as I can and not worry about those things, and find my way to victory lane."
Speed, and the risks that come with it, are prime topics of discussion at Michigan International Speedway this weekend.
On Thursday, nine drivers put down laps of 200 mph or faster on the repaved 2-mile oval.
The Sprint Cup qualifying record is 194.232 mph, but it could fall Saturday as the field is set for Sunday's 400-mile race.
Keselowski, a Rochester Hills native, likes the idea of going faster and faster.
"I don't think speed is a bad thing," he said. "I think it's what attracts all of us to the sport at some level.
"So, I think, (the increased speed at MIS) is a great opportunity to showcase our sport in a new way, and, you know, I hope that the race is a safe race, but I think this is a great opportunity to do something we have not seen in a Cup car, ever."
Expect Keselowski to try to get the most out of his No. 2 Dodge.
"If you're driving a race car, it shouldn't be stable at any speed," he said. "When your car is stable and comfortable, it's not fast."

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