Rochester Hills NASCAR Driver Wins at Daytona International Speedway

Brad Keselowski, of Rochester Hills, scored his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) win at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford Fusion on Saturday night. After a solid qualifying effort that saw him start the race from the fifth position, Keselowski wasted little time in showing the speed of his Ford as he moved into the top spot on lap nine and kept the lead until the NASCAR-mandated caution at lap 20. He remained in the lead despite radioing that his … [Read more...]

Brooklands School Will Be Demolished this Summer

Requiem for Brooklands School By Deborah J. Larsen Eighty-eight years after it welcomed its first students, the old Brooklands School on Auburn Road sits boarded up and quietly awaits a date with the wrecking ball. Rochester Community Schools officials have determined that the building has reached the end of its useful life and have slated it for demolition this summer. The school was born in controversy. In 1927, the voters of Avon Township School District #3 – a rural district serving … [Read more...]

2nd Win for Brad Keselowski at Talladega Wreck-Fest

Courtesy of Brad Racing ... Brad Keselowski, of Rochester Hills, followed a tried-and-true restrictor plate track philosophy to his fourth career Talladega Superspeedway win in a wild, wreck-filled GEICO 500 on Sunday afternoon. When all was said and done, 35 of 40 cars were involved in a wreck—and the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion wasn’t on that list. With a fast car and constant help from spotter Joey Meier, BK stayed up front, kept his White Lite clean and drove all the way to Victory … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills’ Keselowski Involved in Post-NASCAR Altercation

Even if you aren't a diehard NASCAR fan, you've probably heard about the recent incidents of drivers and crew members getting into fights after their races. The most recent fight occurred this past weekend at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia between Jeff Gordon and Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski. For Keselowski, this was the second time in four races that he was involved in a scuffle. NASCAR is reviewing the matter and trying to figure out what can be done to discourage … [Read more...]

Mayor joins President Obama in congratulating Rochester Hills-native NASCAR champ Brad Keselowski

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett applauded the town’s own Brad Keselowski at the White House on Tuesday for being the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series defending driver’s champion. President Obama held a special ceremony honoring last year’s champion on the South lawn of the White House as the 2013 NASCAR chase for the Sprint Cup rounds the curve. “I’ve been to the White House several times but it’s always a very cool experience,” Barnett said of Tuesday’s event. With about 50 people … [Read more...]

Rochester’s Hometown Hero, Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation was incorporated in late July of 2010 and received its 501(c)(3) status a few short months later. The Foundation strives to support those individuals who have sacrificed greatly for America, including military members, veterans, first-responders and their families, among others. Since its inception, CFF has hosted or participated in events with the Wounded Warrior Project, the Armed Forces Foundation, The Paralyzed Veterans of America, the National … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Native, Brad Keselowski, Wins Nascar Championship

As reported in Crains Detroit, "Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski captured the 2012 Sprint Cup Series championship on Sunday — and increased his own personal earning potential. The NASCAR driver will cash in right away by charging more to appear at events. "We'll adjust his appearance fees accordingly," said John Caponigro, president of Bloomfield Hills-based Sports Management Network Inc., which handles Keselowski's personal sponsorships, endorsements and contracts as his agent. "We … [Read more...]