Saturday night’s U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway will feature the race’s defending champion on the track.
The speedway announced Monday that Brad Keselowski will be in the field for the final NASCAR Nationwide race this season in Newton.
Keselowski won the 2010 Nationwide Series championship and the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup points title. He’s currently third in the Sprint Cup standings and has won two Nationwide races in six runs this season.
“Having a driver of Brad’s talent in the race will make the full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers elevate their game,” said Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small in a release. “Iowa Speedway definitely suits his driving style and he really likes this place.”
Keselowksi, who’s won two of the four races he’s competed in at Iowa Speedway, won the inaugural Nationwide race in Newton in 2009.
The 30-year-old Keselowski will drive the No. 22 Ford for Penske Racing Saturday in Newton and then fly to Pennsylvania for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono.