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Brad Keselowski Crew Chief Jeremy Bullins Out for Darlington

Brad Keselowski will not have his normal crew chief atop his No. 2 pit box when the NASCAR Cup Series visits Darlington Raceway this Sunday (May 9) due to team protocols, according to FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass.

It was not noted what protocols required Bullins to not travel to the track.

Team engineer Grant Hutchens will serve as Keselowski’s interim crew chief.

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While Hutchens normally doesn’t call the shots for Keselowski, there is familiarity between the two. When Bullins was suspended following a lug nut penalty at Phoenix Raceway earlier this year, Team Penske appointed Hutchens as his one-race replacement. In that race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Keselowski finished four laps down in 28th place.

Overall this season, Keselowski has one win at Talladega Superspeedway, five top fives and five top 10s to currently reside sixth in the championship standings.

Keselowski is the pole sitter for Sunday’s race at Darlington. The Goodyear 400 is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. ET, with TV coverage provided by Fox Sports 1.

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Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.

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Carl D.

“It was not noted what protocols required Bullins to not travel to the track.”



Probably positive COVID test.

WJW Motorsports

Sure hasn’t affected Brad’s qualifying performance. He’s been crazy fast winning two Poles in a row!

Carl D.



It’s surprising they don’t give it to The Chosen One for each event because they can. Anyone who thinks numbers don’t lie never took a bookkeeping course or filed their income tax return and prayed they didn’t get audited.


If you’re referring to the formula for determining the starting lineup, it’s so simple a 5th grader should be able to do the math. 50% on previous finishing position, 35% on points position and 15% on fastest lap. Jayski posts the Top Ten starters for the next race IMMEDIATELY following the race just completed. There is no “wiggle room” for playing favorites, and if you can’t do simple arithmetic, I wouldn’t advertise it!


Explain the all star qualifying for this addled mind please.


I guess you missed the point.


Great article very interesting

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