Brad Keselowski took advantage of an off weekend and his boss’ vast diversity in the motorsports world to make a dream come. The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion got behind the wheel of Simon Pagenaud’s No. 22 Menards Chevrolet on the Road America circuit on Wednesday afternoon, as Keselowski took part of the Verizon IndyCar Series test at the Wisconsin track.
Keselowski, turned laps about five seconds off pace of the IndyCar stars, but he had a thrill to take part of the test.
“First thing I told Simon (after the test) is he has a very secure job, at least from me,” Keselowski said via IndyCar.
“Simon was fast, really fast and gave me a good rabbit to chase. I learned a ton today and had a lot of fun. I’ve got to let it soak in here to think about all of it. It was a heck of a day here at Road America.”
Keselowski credited Penske President Tim Cindric in making this happen saying that Cindric knew how bad Keselowski had always wanted to drive an IndyCar.
“I’ve always wanted to drive an Indy car. I think (Penske Racing President) Tim Cindric knew that,” Keselowski said via IndyCar. “The opportunity came up to dip my toes in the water and kind of expand my knowledge base and put it in the back of my mind for wherever it goes.”
Now, as far as where this goes remains to be unseen. Both sides said they don’t think Keselowski will make a jump to an IndyCar race any time soon, but Penske went as far as saying, don’t ever count anything out in this business.
Wednesday, was all about fun and Keselowski certainly had it.