Brad Keselowski‘s celebrations are among the most unique in NASCAR. Instead of flying a checkered flag outside his driver’s side window after wins, the Penske Racing driver waves the American flag while doing burnouts for the fans. Earlier this year, he tweeted a photo before exiting his victorious No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge at Bristol Motor Speedway.
After Saturday night’s win in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, Keselowski delivered another celebratory wrinkle by “Tebowing” in victory lane.
The patented kneel-down made famous by NFL quarterbackTim Tebow was fitting, as Keselowski had a lot to be thankful for Saturday at the 1.5-mile speedway. He was driving a backup car after crashing in Friday’s first practice, had a broken steering wheel moments before Saturday’s green flag and even ran out of gas at one point. And he still was able to come away with a Sprint Cup Series-best third win of 2012.
“(It) says a lot about everybody on the team, and some of the things we do back at Penske Racing — the process that we go through to build our cars,” Keselowski said. “Knowing that when we bring out a backup car, there really wasn’t any concerns for me. … I knew the car we had was still capable of winning.”