Brad Keselowski, who is in the final year of his contract with Team Penske, says that he hopes to reveal where he’ll race next season “very, very soon.’’
Asked during a conference call with reporters Tuesday why he hasn’t signed a new deal with team owner Roger Penske, Keselowski said:
“That’s a great question, one that I hope to have answered very, very soon. I can tell you that I’ve gone a long ways in my life and career with the help of Roger and all of Team Penske and I hope to continue to do so.’’
Asked if it was his intent to stay with Team Penske or if Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s ride at Hendrick Motorsports is enticing for next year, Keselowski said: “Roger has given me a lot, and I have no reason not to want to stay with him.’’
Keselowski, the 2012 champion, has competed full-time for Team Penske since 2010. He drove nine races for Hendrick Motorsports in 2008-09 and five other races for car owner James Finch before driving three races for Penske in 2009 and moving full-time the following year.
He’s scored 22 of his 23 career victories with Team Penske.
Keselowski has two wins this season and 10 top-10 finishes in 14 starts. He is fifth in the points.
The 33-year-old driver estimates he has a decade left to race in Cup and is focused on being where he can have the most success.
“There’s some great charts … that show a driver’s best years are right around age 39,’’ Keselowski said. “So I still have six of the best years of my career left. I want to see those to fruition. I’m driven to win multiple championships, and I have that opportunity. It’s more of a waste for me to not see that opportunity and make the most of it, or at least take, then to even have an injury in that timespan. I’m going to make the most of it and I’m looking forward to it.’’