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Brad Keselowski Racing to Cease Operations



Camping World Truck Series team Brad Keselowski Racing stated on Thursday that the team will shut down following the 2017 season. Their current drivers are Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe.

In a statement via the team’s Facebook page, team owner Keselowski stated: “The truck series is truly special to me given my family’s ties to the sport, and this decision comes with much contemplation.”

Rumors about BKR’s financial status were woven into Keselowski’s contract rumors. Brad re-signed to race for Team Penske earlier this season but was hoping to get more factory support for his team.

BKR debuted in 2008, getting their first win at Iowa in 2012 with Ryan Blaney. The Keselowski family team, owned by Brad’s father Bob, previously ran in the Truck series from 1995 to 2006.

Other BKR drivers to win races include Brad himself, Joey Logano, and Tyler Reddick. In 2015, Reddick won at Daytona and Dover, finishing second in the championship standings.

This news has major effects on the Truck Series. Earlier this season, Red Horse Racing also shut down due to a lack of sponsorship. Without BKR, Ford no longer has a factory team in the Truck Series. Drivers Austin Cindric, Chase Briscoe, and the rest of the team are unsure of employment for next year.

Cindric and Briscoe are both on the verge of potential championship runs. Cindric is currently 11th in points, 55 points below the cutoff line. Briscoe is 6th in points, 91 points to the good.

Both drivers will be in action when the Truck Series returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the Chevrolet Silverado 250. The Canadian road course race will be run on Sunday, September 3rd, at 2:30 PM EST. It will be aired on Fox Sports 1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.