Brad Keselowski makes shock IndyCar test debut at Road America

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A typical test for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Road America ahead of next week’s Kohler Grand Prix has got a genuine surprise developing in the final couple hours of available testing.

Brad Keselowski, the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, is set to undertake a quick shakedown in Simon Pagenaud’s No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet.

Keselowski was on site earlier today and in the last half hour, the team posted several tweets indicating they might feel free to give him a whirl behind the car. So, the implication is here this was in the works because this wouldn’t have been decided today.

Just before 4 p.m., he looked set to do so, and then did.

Here’s a social roundup:

Here he went: