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Penske Racing switched from Dodge to Ford, and with the manufacturer change came a new paint scheme and firesuit for Keselowski, who is still tinkering on a final design. After sporting a predominantly blue look the last three years, his new schemes have a heavy white presence.

Keselowski said he’s only 80 percent settled on the design.

“It’s a work in progress. This is something I’m working on to try to keep up with the Joneses,” he said. “All of these Hendrick guys have their new lightweight, cool firesuits and I don’t like getting beat on or off the race track. I want to be the best everywhere, so I’ve got Adidas helping me out. I’m not all the way there.”

Keselowski was also working for the first time with new teammate Joey Logano. The combination of a new car and a new teammate made this first test critical for the champion.

“I think all the signs are there that we have the potential to be just as strong, if not stronger, than we were last year, which is very, very encouraging,” he said. “It’s been a lot of fun having the first day working with Joey, which I think has been probably more of an adjusting process than the actual car itself, and a good adjusting process. I’m curious to see over time how we can work together and push each other to be the best we can be. We’ve got a lot of work to do.”