Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion
Here's Keselowski's challenge: There are two races left -- Sunday in Atlanta and in Richmond, Va., next weekend -- before the 10-race Chase for the Cup title playoff begins.
The top 10 drivers in the point standings qualify for the Chase, along with two wild-card drivers who rank highest among those 11th to 20th but who also have the most wins.
Keselowski, who drives the No. 2 Ford, is 11th in the standings and only four points behind his teammate
So he either needs to climb into the top 10 in points or at the minimum win one of the next two races. Keselowski hasn't won at Atlanta in four prior starts.
Still, "I feel like both Atlanta and Richmond kind of suit our team very well," Keselowski said. "From a points perspective, I can't sit here and tell you that it's not on my mind, but my primary focus is just on winning the race.
"I feel like the key to the sports world and, really, the key to life, isn't about falling down, it's about getting back up," he said.