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NASCAR Champion Brad Keselowski to Visit National All-Domain Warfighting Center During Northern Strike Exercise
July 28, 2022
LANSING, Michigan – Brad Keselowski, NASCAR driver and the 2012 NASCAR Cup series champion, will make a special visit Aug. 5 to the National All-Domain Warfighting Center in Northern Michigan during the Michigan National Guard’s signature exercise, Northern Strike 22.
Keselowski, a Michigan native and avid supporter of military families, will meet with Soldiers and Airmen participating in Northern Strike, the National Guard’s largest joint, reserve component exercise held annually at the National All-Domain Warfighting Center, which includes Camp Grayling and Alpena Combat Readiness Center.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Brad Keselowski to Camp Grayling for a chance to experience all that Michigan does to support the readiness of our joint forces through the NADWC and events like Northern Strike,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, adjutant general and director of Michigan’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “Beyond his awesome record representing Michigan on the NASCAR circuit, we also appreciate the outstanding work Mr. Keselowski does to support veterans and military families in a variety of ways.”
This year, Northern Strike will draw more than 7,400 personnel from dozens of U.S. states (as well as ally and partner nations including Canada, Latvia and the U.K.) to increase readiness at some of the best training spaces in the Department of Defense. Northern Strike presents a premier opportunity for Defense industry partners to test emerging capabilities for the future warfight.
“I first off want to thank everyone at the Michigan National Guard for the invite and opportunity to take part in the Northern Strike exercise,” said Keselowski. “It’s been a couple years since I’ve been able to visit a military base, and this one will certainly be special given my close connections to the state, and my appreciation for everything our U.S. military does both domestically and abroad. This will be an unforgettable experience, and one I’m certainly looking forward to ahead of the race weekend in Brooklyn.”
During the visit, Keselowski will meet with military personnel, tour facilities, and get up close to cutting-edge DoD equipment and technology. Following Keselowski’s visit to Camp Grayling, he will compete Aug. 7 in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.
A media availability is scheduled at Camp Grayling from 2:00-2:45pm. Please RSVP by Aug. 3 with Capt Andrew Layton, Michigan National Guard public affairs officer, at 517-940-0881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.