CREW CHIEF: Paul Wolfe
TEAM: Team Penske
TOP 5s: 9
TOP 10s: 25
LAPS LED: 1,185
WHAT WENT RIGHT: Brad Keselowski displayed strong consistency in 2015, including personal single season records of 25 top-10 finishes and 31 lead lap finishes. He also led 1,185 laps, second-most in his career. … Including 2015, Keselowski has been scored as racing at finish (RAF) 35 times in four of the last five 36-race seasons. … Keselowski earned $6,497,671 in 2015 race winnings. … Off the track, Keselowski also became a father for the first time, joining fellow races like Kyle Busch, Trevor Bayne, Kevin Harvick and others.
WHAT WENT WRONG: Although Keselowski displayed great consistency in 2015, he tailed off in wins and top-five finishes. In 2014, he had six wins and 17 top-fives. In 2015, he had just one win and only nine top-fives. … Over the last four seasons, Keselowski has ridden a roller coaster when it comes to wins: 5 (2012), 1 (2013), 6 (2014) and just one again in 2015.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016: Keselowski was passed and left in Joey Logano’s wake in 2015. Look for a big rebound year in 2016 for Keselowski, particularly in the wins department. If past history is any indication, Keselowski will be on pace to win several races. He has spent the last four seasons having one great year wins-wise, and then a poor year. After just one win in 2015, he’s due for multiple visits to Victory Lane in 2016.