NASCAR & Auto Racing

Keselowski on standby for Casey Mears

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Nationwide Series driver Brad Keselowski will remain on standby for Casey Mears this weekend should Mears need to return to North Carolina.

Mears and his girlfriend, Trisha Grablander, are expecting their first child at any time. Mears qualified his No. 5 Chevrolet on Saturday.

NASCAR required Keselowski to get some practice laps in the car Friday before approving him to drive in relief should he be needed in Sunday's Amp Energy 500.