Posted by Jen on January 5th, 2015
Brian Keselowski and girlfriend, Jen Calandrillo joined Lynn Hoosier, better known to many Carolina Panther football fans as “Panther Van Man” on Saturday, January 3, 2015 for a full day of cruising around in his highly recognizable conversion van to tailgate with as many Carolina Panther’s football fans as possible. It was an excellent opportunity for Keselowski to experience first hand how football fans relate/differ from NASCAR fans & to introduce themselves to new potential Kesleowski fans for cross promotion between the two sports.
Lynn Hoosier has a unique story of how he became known as the Panther Van Man. He stated that it was towards the end of the first 1995 season that the idea of the Panther Van Man was born. He found a 1995 Dodge Ram black van and incorporated the color scheme of the Carolina Panthers across the entire vehicle. Over the years it has taken on new graphics and decals, along with many signatures of the actual Carolina Panthers football players over a span of 13 years. It is equipped with a great sound system and the music is arranged for each game day to play as he tours the most popular tailgating areas downtown Charlotte, NC. He made many stops along the route where he danced with fans, took pictures, has a bite to eat and visit exuberant tailgating set ups. As he cruised around with music cranked and horn blaring, fans from all around cheered as he drove by. Keselowski waved and gave the thumbs up to many football enthusiasts as they toured the city!
“It was a great experience and opportunity to meet some new fans who I hope to see in the grandstands cheering me on later this year” stated Keselowski. “When we mingle with fans whether it’s race fans, football fans or whatever the case may be, we’re hoping it gives them a sense of who we are as a team, that we’re personable with them and I’m hoping that ultimately they will root for my car when it’s go time”.
Fore more information on Lynn Hoosier ~aka~ the Panther Van Man, visit his website at http://www.panthervanman.com
More pictures from the event will be posted in the photo gallery.
Posted by Jen on November 22nd, 2014
Brian Keselowski and Jen Calandrillo (Infield Jen) are huge supporters of the Carolina Basset Hound Rescue. They rescued their basset hound, Mr. Bert from the CBHR in May 2012. Since then, Mr. Bert has become a CBHR spokes pup through Brian Keselowski Motorsports. Bert travels to the race tracks with his “Mom & Dad” wearing his CBHR shirt. He walks around the infields and outfields with his “team” so he can be seen by fans to help raise awareness and funds for the CBHR!
Mr. Bert has teamed up with Moon Doggie Coffee to continue to raise some much needed funds for the CBHR. From November 15th through November 30th, Mr. Bert’s “High Speed Hazelnut” flavored coffee is available for sale. 30% of all sales go directly to the Carolina Basset Hound Rescue. Other flavors are also available and a percentage of those sales will also go directly to the rescue. Mr. Bert’s festive label will make your holiday shopping quick & easy! Buy a bag for everyone on your list.
Help support the CBHR bassets one sip at a time! Visit www.MoonDoggieCoffee.com to place your order today! Make sure you write “CAROLINA” in the comment section on the order form! See fliers below!
**Mr. Bert’s “High Speed Hazelnut” has DOUBLE AMOUNTS OF CAFFEINE. It will wake you up and get you going REAL FAST!**
To learn more about how to help, support, foster or adopt a basset hound this holiday season, visit www.CBHR.com today!
Posted by Jen on November 13th, 2014
Oakland Press reporter, Matt Myftiu wrote an excellent detailed story about the Keselowski family’s heritage in racing. If you want want to anything and everything about “those crazy Keselowski boyz” then this is a must read!
Posted by Jen on November 13th, 2014
Race22.com reporter, Andy Marquis spoke with Brian Keselowski about his thoughts on the complete format change concerning the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series and what this means for his plans concerning the 2015 season. You can view the rest of their conversation right here:
Posted by Jen on October 7th, 2014
Brian Keselowski Motorsports welcomes it’s newest sponsor, Pain Recovery Center of Tyler for the next race at Hickory Motor Speedway with the CARS X-1R Pro up Series, to take place on October 18, 2014.
To provide their patients with the finest quality healthcare, utilizing the most modern technologies available today. They strive to provide all of their patients with excellent customer service in a warm, friendly environment dedicated to delivering optimal health and wellness. Their commitment to patients has led them to develop a facility that consists of state-of-the-art technology designed to treat low back and neck pain associated with: Herniated Discs, Bulging Discs & Degenerative Disc Disease.
Common Conditions They Treat*
Herniated & Bulging Discs
Back & Neck Pain Care
Degenerative Disc Disease
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendonitis & Bursitis
Sciatica & Leg Pain
If you suffer from any of these debilitating conditions, contact their office or visit their website for a friendly and free consultation!
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Posted by admin on October 1st, 2014
S.T.A.R.S. Radio Host Jerry Smith talks with Brian Keselowski about his roots and what it’s like racing in the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series. They even talk about Brian’s involvement with the Carolina Basset Hound Rescue! Click the play button on the left to listen.
Posted by admin on September 29th, 2014
Tune in to S.T.A.R.S Radio (Short Track Auto Racing Source) tonight at 6:00pm! Host; Jerry Smith will talk one on one with Brian Keselowski about competing in the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series and what the team is cooking up for next season! You wont want to miss this so make sure you tune in! Click on either link or the greaphic below! racersreunion.com or rracersreunionradio.com
Posted by Jen on August 23rd, 2014
Race day finally arrived at Motor Mile Speedway after being delayed for a week due to inclement weather. Brian Keselowski and crew unloaded their No.29 car and quickly get to work. After just one run in the first practice session, Keselowski knew he was dealing with an uncooperative race car that was tight in the center and loose off all day in both practice sessions. The crew worked diligently on the issues and Keselowski went on to qualify in the 5th position for the start of the “Food Country USA 200″. Keselowski welcomed back loyal sponsors “Highland Wealth Advisors”, LLC”, “Dollhouse Ally”, “Virginia Software Group, LLC”, “Lillard’s Rug & Carpet Cleaners” and local newcomer to the team “Hannifan’s BBQ & Grill” of Radford VA. The owners; Andrea and Michael Hannifan were at the track with members of their staff to meet Keselowski and to see their investment earn it’s worth! They later reported that they were very happy with the end result!
The Pro Cup cars took the green flag at approximately 9:00pm. Brian quickly moved up one spot to p4 and kept that position until lap 18 when he was passed by the No.25 car due to his car getting “too tight”. He stayed within mid pack range and when the caution came out on lap 68 for debris, Keselowski was in p8 with a very hot RR tire. Crew chief, Bob Keselowski came over the radio shortly after that restart and said “Your brakes are glowing pretty good too”. “Take care of that car until the half way break coming up in less than 30 laps”.
On lap 81 the No.05 car in the 5th position and No.2 car in the 6th position brought out the caution. Brian was in 8th position and directly behind the No.2 car. The No.05 car’s throttle got stuck going into turn 1 and sent him straight up towards the wall, taking the 2 car out of contention along with himself. Keselowski managed not to get caught in that wreck and took over the 6th position. It wasn’t long before the next opportunity to advance in position presented itself to Keselowski when the No.23 car got spun by the No.88 car on lap 92. It took 6 laps before going back to green on lap 98 just 3 laps shy of the half way break.
Keselowski’s crew spent their 5 minute pit stop wisely, taking 4 new American Racer tires, filled the car with VP Fuel, made an air adjustment and other necessary changes spoken about between driver and crew chief prior to the break. Pro Cup reset the field for the second half of the race and drew Keselowski to restart in p3. Within one lap of the second half, Keselowski took p2 and he kept that position for 27 laps until his car started to get too tight again. During the next 45 laps he slowly slipped back to the 6th position. On lap 174, car No.154 suffered a flat RF tire which worked in Keselowski’s favor putting him up a spot into the 5th position.
The field took the green flag on lap 181 but only 3 laps later on lap 184, the yellow flag waved again. This time, it was because the No.75 car and No.25 car got into each other going into turn 1. This incident wound up causing the race to be red flagged due to an altercation that broke out on pit road between the pit crews of these two teams, resulting in one man being removed via ambulance from the track for further observation. The race was halted for about 45 minutes while order was restored. This also worked out in Keselowski’s favor because his tires were getting very hot and he was glad the tires had a chance to cool down before going green again on lap 192. This incident also moved Keselowski into the 3rd position for this restart. Two laps later Brian moved into the 2nd position when the No.66 car had engine failure. He made it off the track safely and the caution was not called.
Keselowski’s crew on pit road were jumping with excitement and cheering him on when the yellow flag came out once again on lap 196. The No.00 car spun out heading into turn 2 which caused the race to end under a green white checkered flag. Brian Keselowski was lined up on the outside of the front row next to JP Morgan in the No.23 car. Keselowski had a really good restart on lap 198 and took p1 by half a car but he couldn’t clear Morgan for the lead. Keselowski kept Morgan pinned down coming to the white flag but going into turn 1 Keselowski’s No.29 just wouldn’t turn enough. Keselowski got a run back to the outside going into turn 3 but couldn’t get to Morgan by the time they crossed the finish line. JP Morgan claimed his 3rd victory of the year and Keselowski scored his highest finish yet in p2. This was Keselowski’s 4th race of the year with the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series.
Posted by Jen on August 23rd, 2014
Did you know that motorsports is America’s #1 spectator sport. Its’ phenomenal growth over the past decade has generated a marketing medium that is unrivaled. All over the world, leading marketing executives have discovered the marketing strength of motorsports partnerships.
Brian Keselowski Motorsports team’s philosophy is very different because we develop relationships that are focused on helping our partners maximize their marketing dollars. By joining our team they have improved their company’s brand awareness, boosted revenue and increased their bottom line. Brian Keselowski Motorsports can do the same for you! We have a solid plan in place and we would like to share that plan and grow our team with those who have the same visions and philosophies for their company. Together we will be a winning pair!
You will see your company’s name and logo on our race car and take advantage of many race day activities including:
Driver Introductions on the track
Tours of the garages and Pit Road
Meet and Greet with Brian Keselowski
You can view the race atop the Pit Box or from Pit Road
Become an honorary pit crew member
And much more!
Brian Keselowski Motorsports will remain fully committed to helping you receive brand recognition on and off the track
Along with our teams’ unique philosophy, your other benefits include:
National, Regional, and Local Recognition
Representation of your company’s logo on our team website
Extensive Social Media Exposure
Your company will be seen by a loyal fan base
Driver appearances at your business and at the track
Managed Accountability showing results for you and your company
We are working towards the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, starting with the Daytona 500! A partnership with us will do all the things mentioned above and so much more! Isn’t it about time you live the life you’ve always dreamed about? We think so!
For more information or to schedule a call, contact Jen Calandrillo at Jen.BKMotorsports@gmail.com
Posted by admin on August 9th, 2014
“Due to the pending forecast this weekend at Motor Mile Speedway, we have made the decision to postpone the running of Saturday night’s “X-1R Pro Cup Series Food Country USA 200 presented by KOMA Unwind and BT’s of Radford”, as well as the $1,000 to win and $50 to start INEX Legends race, as well as the Allison Legacy Series race to Saturday, August 16th. The complete schedule will stay the same and fans will still be able to take advantage of the $20 per car load “Fan Appreciation Night” on August 16th”.
For more information on the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series, visit their website at www.carsprocup.com
For more information about Motor Mile Speedway, visit their website at www.motormilespeedway.com