BKR’s Final Title Hunt Begins at New Hampshire

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Brad Keselowski Racing NCWTS Preview: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Keys To The Race

  • Finesse is a must for a driver at NHMS
  • Driver has many options at both ends of the track to make his truck turn better
  • Track position is critical at a place where passing is a challenge
  • Teams must execute well in qualifying and have excellent pit stops
  • Truck must rotate well thru the center of the corner and get pointed straight off, can’t be loose on entry or exit.
  • Crew Chiefs might mix up strategies in an effort to keep track position
  • Trucks can be difficult to turn in the center of the corner because they carry so much speed

No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford F-150

  • Enters the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs sixth in the series championship standings
  • Has claimed seven top-10 finishes in the last eight NCWTS races
  • Driver of the Draw-Tite Ford F-150 will be making his 23rd NCWTS start and first ever at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
  • Brad Keselowski Racing has four top-10 finishes in seven previous starts at the 1.058-mile speedway
  • DID YOU KNOW? Terry Cook won the 2002 race at New Hampshire driving for K-Automotive, the NCWTS team owned by the Keselowski family

Austin Cindric: “I think it’s important for our Draw-Tite team to come out of the gate strong, both at New Hampshire this weekend, and in the first round of the playoffs. I’m excited to see what everyone at BKR has done to improve from last year. We’ve run well at tracks like Iowa and Gateway, so I hope that translates over to New Hampshire. Typically there are a lot of green-flag runs at New Hampshire, and that means we need to execute well in every area, from pit strategy to what I’m doing behind the wheel on restarts. BKR has competed for championships before, but this is a new situation for me.”

No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150

  • Will be making his first start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
  • Seeded fifth entering the first playoff race this weekend at New Hampshire, 31 points behind leader Christopher Bell
  • Brad Keselowski Racing is the only multi-truck team with 100% of its vehicles in the NCWTS playoffs
  • Leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by three points over Grant Enfinger
  • Leads all rookies in laps led (127), miles led (164.625), average running position (8.121), and driver rating (99.8)
  • Has completed 99.93 percent of total possible laps this season (2,381 of 2,385) – best of any NCWTS driver
  • Will carry the Ford on-board camera at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Chase Briscoe: “I’m ready for the playoffs to start. I feel like our Cooper Standard team has a lot of speed right now. We are bringing a Ford F-150 that was really good at Gateway, which is a flat track like New Hampshire. I’ve never seen the racetrack before, so hopefully we can get up to speed quick and see where we stack up against the seven other playoff drivers. It’s important not to make any mistakes this weekend. I feel like you don’t necessarily race your way into round two; it’s more that you race your way out of advancing by making mistakes.”