Keselowski to stick to Sprint Cup this week

Brad Keselowski won't be doing double duty this weekend.

Brad Keselowski won't be doing double duty this weekend.

Dean McNulty, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:53 PM ET

Brad Keselowski played the part of NASCAR ironman last week at Pocono Raceway, winning in the No. 2 Penske Racing Dodge just four days after breaking his ankle in testing at Road Atlanta.

But the 27-year-old has decided that this week, discretion is the better part of valour.

Keselowski was slated to drive the No. 22 Penske Dodge in the Nationwide Series ZIPPO 200 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday and then get in the No. 2 Dodge Sunday for the Sprint Cup Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips at The Glen.

But after several rehabilitation sessions to try to quicken the healing process for the avulsion fracture in his ankle, this week the team, the doctors and Keselowski himself thought it best he stick to the Cup deal and forget about doing a double.

“Although I’m getting better, driving severely aggravates my ankle and back,” Keselowski posted on Twitter.

His Penske Sprint Cup series teammate Kurt Busch, a former Nationwide Series winner at Watkins Glen, will fill in for Keselowski.


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