Brad Keselowski drives across Mackinac Bridge

Mackinac Bridge

Brad Keselowski was granted special permission to drive the famed “Blue Deuce,” the nickname given to his No. 2 Miller Lite Ford, across the Mackinac Bridge on May 29 to promote NASCAR racing at Michigan International Speedway. The five-mile long Mackinac Bridge connects the Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula in Michigan.

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After making the drive across the Mighty Mac, Keselowski welcomed fans at Bridge View Park in St. Ignace, Mich. Fans were able to take photos with No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion race car with the Mackinac Bridge as the backdrop.

Keselowski is the first Michigan native to become the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, the premier stock car motorsports title in the world. He drives for Michigan’s own Roger Penske of Penske Racing.

The Rochester Hills, Mich. native boarded a ferry to travel to Mackinac Island.  Keselowski helped kicked off the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference by hosting “Summerfast: A Night of NASCAR Thrills,” with Michigan International Speedway at the Grand Hotel’s Tea Garden on Mackinac Island.

The Mackinac Bridge was illuminated blue Wednesday in recognition of Pure Michigan icons, Keselowski and Michigan International Speedway. The bridge will remain blue until June 16, when NASCAR returns to Michigan for the Quicken Loans 400. All costs for the lighting and the public event were paid for with private donations. No toll money or taxpayer dollars were used.

 

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