K-Automotive Motorsports switching from Dodge to Chevy

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K-Automotive Motorsports is happy to announce that Brian Keselowski will be back on the track in the NASCAR Sprint Cup No.92 Chevrolet, at Michigan International Speedway, on Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Keselowski said in a recent statement: “Making the decision to leave Dodge and go with another manufacturer was a hard decision to make but as an owner I need to think of what is best for the team & the company and it’s what I need to do to try and make races to keep racing and pay the bills, so that is why I’ve made the switch. While I am not happy about parting ways with Dodge, I am looking forward to our new venture with Chevy. Maybe in the future I’ll be able to work with Dodge again but for right now, Chevy is the way we’ve chosen to go & I’m hopeful this will benefit all involved”.

K-Automotive Motorsports is also happy to announce the return of Melling Engine Parts as a proud sponsor for Keselowski’s No.92 Chevrolet at Michigan International Speedway. The Melling’s family have a long history in NASCAR starting when owner, Harry Melling of Melling Tool, sponsored Benny Parsons in 1979. The team began in 1982 with driver Bill Elliott by sponsoring Elloitt’s #9 Ford that season. Throughout the years the Melling’s have endured the ups and downs of racing with various drivers and sponsors and ultimately closed it’s doors on their No.92 race team during the 2003 season and sold their shop to Arnold Motorsports.

Source: K-Automitve PR

Brian Keselowski undergoes emergency surgery

Brian Keselowski was rushed to the hospital last Tuesday with what was described as “severe abdominal pain,” his K-Automotive Motorsports team said. Keselowski was “diagnosed with a severe case of gallstones,” according to the team, and medication to relieve the pain is not helping.

Brian Keselowski was released from the hospital late Friday afternoon after a successful procedure, according to team officials. The driver is very sore from the procedure, but disappointed more than anything else not to be at Bristol. The #92 team will not be making the trip out west to Fontana next weekend, but will pick up racing at Martinsville with Dennis Setzer behind the wheel. Keselowski hopes to return to the seat of the #92 at Talladega.

The team said well-wishes can be sent to Keselowski at K-Automotive Motorsports: 2668 Peachtree Rd., Statesville, NC, 28625