Roger Penske says Keselowski can deliver his outfit's maiden Sprint Cup title
|By Diego Mejia||Monday, May 7th 2012, 08:39 GMT|
Roger Penske is confident Brad Keselowski will deliver his NASCAR organisation their maiden Sprint Cup title following his second win of the season at Talladega on Sunday.
Penske, who has enjoyed a successful start to his teams' 2012 campaigns with six wins across his NASCAR and IndyCar programs, was full of praise for Keselowski following his victory on Sunday, labeling his performance 'perfect'.
The 'Captain' has only once won a title after 40 years of his organization fielding cars in NASCAR, the lone championship trophy coming courtesy of Keselowski's Nationwide crown in 2010.
"He's been a tremendous asset to the team," said Penske. "You can see when he comes in the shop, he's spending a lot of time. I wouldn't trade him for anybody right now.
"He's the real package. What we're trying to do is give him everything we can to make him a winner.
"Obviously, one of the goals in my life is to sit up on that (Awards Banquet) stage in New York or Las Vegas, and I think he's the guy that can make it happen this year hopefully."
Keselowski, who made great strides towards making this year's Chase thanks to his second win of the year, believes he is capable of delivering Penske's maiden Cup title, which he claims has been a dream of his since committing to work for the 'Captain'.
Although he refuses to commit to it happening this season despite his strong start, he believes a title in NASCAR's elite series will just be a matter of time for him and Penske Racing.
"I look at some of the other elite car owners in the sport, and I don't want this to be offensive, but to win another Cup championship for Hendrick or Richard Childress is not the same as winning the first for Roger Penske," said Keselowski. "That's a whole different accomplishment.
"I think he has certainly paid his dues in this sport... he can get it done. I want to be the guy that, you know, proves it in the record books."
Keselowski, who won three races en route to fifth in the 2011 Cup standings, currently ranks 12th in points after ten races.