Being a race car driver definitely comes with some stellar perks. For one, it’s a dream job as you make your living ripping around the best race tracks in the country. Then there’s the fame, the money and the girls, which also help lend to the jobs appeal. It’s a pretty good gig if you ask me and one that I would gladly take on if given the opportunity. NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brad Keselowski had the honor of piloting the No. 22 Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger from Penske Racing, and by the looks of it, he made the most of it. Keselowski was recently crowned the 2010 Champion, and to celebrate his win in the series Dodge Motorsports’ Bryan Viger awarded Keselowski with what Dodge calls, “The Biggest Trophy In NASCAR”, in the form of a 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 that was build by the “Mopar Underground” team at Chrysler.
Keselowski’s new Challenger features the following custom touches:
• Deep Water Blue paint from the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Inaugural Edition along with hood, roof and rear decklid finished in matte black and accented with grabber blue pin stripe.
• Custom 22-inch Forgiato wheels that carry matte black powder coated paint and grabber blue pin stripes added to the outside wheel lips.
• Standard 392 HEMI fender badges have been moved to each side of the hood and replaced with 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion decals on both fenders
• Modified interior features Smooth Pearl White leather-trimmed seats and dual blue stripes accented by unique blue stitching from the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Inaugural Edition model.
• Under the hood is the 392-cubic inch HEMI® V-8 powertrain pumping out 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque
• Stock exhaust system is replaced with new Corsa-tuned system from Mopar