Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Congressman Pittenger also honors NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski


  Picture of Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins, NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski, and Congressman Pittenger at White House ceremony

  WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) honored Mooresville resident Brad Keselowski and his Penske Racing team for winning the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Congressman Pittenger hosted a reception at the U.S. Capitol and later joined Keselowski for a ceremony at the White House.

   “NASCAR is a source of entertainment for millions of Americans, but also a source of jobs to thousands of residents in Mooresville and the greater Charlotte region,”said Congressman Pittenger. “We’re proud that the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion calls Mooresville home, and I congratulate Brad Keselowski not just for his championship, but for his commitment to serving the community.”

   In addition to chatting with Brad Keselowski and his race team, Congressman Pittenger used part of the reception to explain the economic impact of motorsports to other members of Congress.