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Immediately NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection workforce proprietor Brad Keselowski introduced that his workforce, Brad Keselowski Racing, will finish operations on the conclusion of the 2017 season. (Photograph: Getty Photographs)&#thirteen;
At the moment NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection workforce proprietor Brad Keselowski introduced that his workforce, Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR), will finish operations on the conclusion of the 2017 season.
“The Truck Collection is actually particular to me given my household’s ties to the historical past of the game, and this choice comes with a lot contemplation. However, for a variety of causes, and as I plan for the lengthy-time period future, I’ve determined to not subject a workforce in 2018,” stated Keselowski.
BKR has fielded vans in NASCAR competitors courting again to 2008. Since that point, the group has offered alternatives to greater than a dozen up-and-coming drivers. BKR has amassed 9 Tenting World Truck Collection wins and the staff has twice contended for the championship within the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“My aim with BKR was to create a prime-tier group which might permit me to provide again to the game by creating alternatives and high quality expertise for others, whether or not they be drivers, mechanics, engineers, or help personnel. With excellent management from BKR’s GM Jeremy Thompson, help from Workforce Penske, and the help of our lengthy-time companions Cooper Commonplace and Horizon International, we have been capable of efficiently obtain this objective. I’m very pleased with this and intend to do my greatest to assist my BKR workforce members keep and develop within the sport. I’m additionally extremely appreciative of the good relationships we’ve developed with our companions through the years.
“The group has additionally offered me with significant expertise as a workforce proprietor,” Keselowski continued. “I’ve by no means made it a secret that I might ultimately wish to be an proprietor on the prime degree of the game. And, whereas that is a few years down the road, I need to begin to put together for that risk now. A part of that preparation is in search of to develop a complicated engineering and manufacturing firm that may be housed out of our seventy eight,000 sq. foot facility in Statesville and finally assist to help this imaginative and prescient.”
BKR, its workforce members, and its drivers stay absolutely dedicated to pursuing victory within the remaining races on the 2017 calendar, and hopefully contending for the Collection championship in Homestead.