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Keselowski feeling like a lottery winner

Forgive up-and-comer Brad Keselowski for being a little giddy as the 2009 Nationwide opener approaches. A year and a half ago, he didn't even have a job.

Updated: February 13, 2009, 2:49 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

Just 19 months ago, Brad Keselowski faced an uncertain future in NASCAR.

In the early summer of the 2007 Nationwide Series season, his owner went broke, putting Keselowski out of a seat. He was an unemployed 23-year-old with a résumé filled with back-of-the-pack racing.

Some of those drivers never catch another break. But Keselowski's phone rang during the week of a Truck Series race when Germain Racing's Ted Musgrave had been suspended for a race and the team needed a one-shot replacement.

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