NASCAR’s Keselowski not hard to understand once you learn his ethos

Aristotle referenced in a NASCAR story? You’re more likely to see the Phoenix Raceway pace car be a Rolls-Royce. 

But the ancient philosopher just might have been on to something that helps us understand Brad Keselowski, the strong-willed yet seemingly calm champion of NASCAR’s top two series, no matter if he wins or wrecks. Which is what happened to him on the final lap of last month’s Daytona 500, clearing the way for Glendale’s Michael McDowell to finish first in The Great American Race.

Unable to reconcile Keselowski’s on-track on-the-gas style vs. off-track apparently neutral demeanor, some otherwise learned students of the stock car sport have taken to calling him an enigma.

In other words, Keselowski is Greek to them.

A wider perspective is required to better understand the 2010 NASCAR Xfinity Series and 2012 Cup Series champion.