Keselowski to drive seven Cup races

Updated: January 7, 2009, 1:58 PM ET
By David Newton |

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Brad Keselowski will compete in seven Sprint Cup races this season in the No. 25 car at Hendrick Motorsports.

The car will be sponsored by, the world's leading registrar of Internet domain names, which will also be the associate sponsor for the No. 5 HMS car of Mark Martin.

"This was a no-brainer for us," HMS owner Rick Hendrick said of the decision to put Keselowski in a Cup car. "Brad has shown the talent, and now it's a matter of getting him more track time and experience."

Also, will be the primary sponsor for 20 Nationwide Series races -- 18 with Keselowski and two with Dale Earnhart Jr. -- at JR Motorsports.

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