Nov 18, 2012; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski celebrates with a glass of beer after winning the 2012 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Keselowski Honored by Michigan Senate


It’s not very often that NASCAR and politics are mixed together in the public eye. Recently, NASCAR team owners ran a fundraiser for Republican Mitt Romney, while the First Lady, Michelle Obama, joined Dr. Jill Biden and got booed in Miami at the conclusion of the 2011 season. Now the young, unrestrained, and beer drinking champion of NASCAR has made his way back into the halls of the Michigan State Senate.

Making a triumphant return to the Michigan State Senate, Brad Keselowski returned for the first time since his 2010 Nationwide Championship victory.

This time however, the Senate honored the reigning Sprint Cup Champion with a resolution marking January 31st as Brad Keselowski Day through-out the state of Michigan. Of course Keselowski is a native of Rochester Hills, Michigan.

“I felt more nervous up there the first time. It’s such an honor to be here in the seat of democracy,” Keselowski said to the Detroit Free Press.

Keselowski is the first Michigan native to win NASCAR’s most prestigious trophy.

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After the ceremony, Brad joked around with Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville that he might be running for Mayor one day.

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