Latest edition of The Penske Files: Getting “Keselowski-ed”


There were quite a few words directed at Brad Keselowski by his competitors this season that we can’t print here for obvious reasons.

But at the same time, Keselowski may have brought about creation of a new word — and it’s clean.

Well, I guess it depends upon how you use it.

In the latest edition of The Penske Files, we learn what it’s like to be “Keselowskied” … or as we like to call it, “Keselowski-ed”.

Basically, if you see an opening — like Kes did at Texas a couple weeks ago, much to the chagrin of Jeff Gordon — you go for it, no harm, no foul (well, at least most of the time, we hope).

You know, this could start a whole new movement to start sweeping the nation in offices around the country, be it at the copy machine, the lunchroom or simply just walking the hall.

Check out the video above and you’ll know what we mean.

And don’t be surprised if you find “Keselowski-ed” or the plural “Keselowski-ing” in your favorite new edition of the dictionary next year.

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Supercross: Talon Hawkins to debut in Houston in relief of Jalek Swoll


Talon Hawkins, 19, will make his Monster Energy Supercross debut on a 250 this week in Houston, Texas as a fill-in rider for Jalek Swoll.

During the Anaheim 2 weekend, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team announced Swoll underwent successful surgery to repair a broken arm suffered in a practice crash.

That same weekend, Hawkins made some noise. He took the lead from teammate Casey Cohran on Lap 2 of the 250 SX Futures Main and led for three laps before he was overtaken by eventual winner Daxton Bennick. Cochran also got around him to push Hawkins to third.

This will not be Hawkins SuperMotocross professional debut, however; he made three Lucas Oil Pro Motocross starts last year with results of 19th at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota, 27th at Ironman in Crawfordsville, Indiana and a best finish of 17th in the season finale at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.

Hawkins also has a top-10 finish in the 125 All-Star division at Pala in 2019 riding a Husqvarna.

Speaking with before the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals, Hawkins predicted his future with Husqvarna would come down to how he performed in that race.

“It all just comes down to how I perform at Loretta’s,” Hawkins said. “Say I do really well, I get a top three in both classes and do a pretty solid job, I would like to go pro and just kind of finish out the rest of the series. But there’s also the option of waiting a little bit longer, going back out to [Aldon] Baker’s [Factory] or going anywhere and training, and just being prepared. I’m also open to that too. Honestly, it’s whatever the team wants. Whatever we think is the best option is what we’re going to go with. So, I don’t really have a plan right now, just looking into the future.”

Hawkins finished third overall in the 125 B/C and Schoolboy divisions at the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals.