On Saturday evening, Brian Keselowski, brother of Brad Keselowski, NASCAR Cup Series driver and part-owner of the Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing team, shared an incredibly sad health update on his father and racer Bob Keselowski.
In the tweet, which was sent out at 10:04 PM ET, Keselowski wrote:
“It is with profound sadness and a broken heart to inform everyone that my dad, Bob Keselowski is nearing the end of his amazing, fast paced life. He has battled Cancer for the past 2 years and he fought the good fight as hard as he could. Unfortunately, there isn’t much more fight left so my family and I are preparing ourselves and making sure dad is not in any pain until his time comes. Please say a prayer and keep us in your thoughts during this very difficult time.”
Here is the actual tweet from Keselowski:
@keselowski @KeselowskiBrian @Paigekeselowski @InfieldJen @dnicholas @3210Kath @Ginger48348 pic.twitter.com/5lrEiywzFV
— Brian Keselowski (@KeselowskiBrian) December 19, 2021
It’s somber tweet, during what has already been an incredibly emotional offseason in motorsports as the community is currently mourning the loss of Al Unser Sr., Danny Earnhardt and Nancy Wood.
Now, the community will hope for the best for one of the hard-working underdog racers from yesteryear.
Bob Keselowski, 70, is a former ARCA Menards Series champion (1989) and he amassed 24 victories in ARCA Menards Series competition over a 12-year stint in the series.
Keselowski would make one NASCAR Cup Series start in his career. That start came in the 1994 UAW-GM Teamwork 500 at Pocono Raceway. Keselowski started 42nd in the No. 52 Means Racing Ford, and would finish 41st after the engine expired on lap 17.
In 1995, Keselowski moved to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as one of the original drivers in the inaugural season.
Keselowski would remain a staple in the series from 1995 until 1999. Keselowski scored one victory in NASCAR Truck Series competition. That win came at Richmond Raceway in September of 1997. Keselowski led 82 of the 200 laps in that event en route to victory.
Keselowski remained in the Truck Series as a team owner after stepping away as a driver. His trucks scored eight wins between 1999 and 2002 with Dennis Setzer and Terry Cook behind the wheel.
Keselowski would keep the team going into the mid-2000’s and he would help launch the career of his son Brad Keselowski.
Keselowski would also field a part-time NASCAR Cup Series entry, which Brian Keselowski would utilize in 2011 to make it into the Daytona 500 field.
In recent years, Bob and Brian Keselowski have teamed together to wrench a Dodge Charger NASCAR stock car and have made several speed runs on the Utah Salt Flats.
Back in September, Brian Keselowski shared a speed sheet, which showed the car they had tuned up had gotten up to a speed of 280.17618 mph.
Keep the entire Keselowski family in your thoughts during this extremely difficult time.
I watched Bob win the Springfield Illinois 100 lap race 2 times , he was a great driver on that Dirt Mile .