Brad Keselowski (@Keselowski), driver of the No. 2 Draw-Tite Ford F-Series, will make his inaugural season start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this Friday night. Keselowski, the owner of Brad Keselowski Racing (@TeamBKR), is slated to compete in additional races for BKR throughout the 2013 season.
The Penske Racing driver will pilot the No. 2 BKR Ford F-Series in only his third career NCWTS start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Keselowski had engine trouble in his 2010 NCWTS start at Charlotte. Last year, Keselowski, started ninth in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 and finished 2nd after leading 32 laps.
Keselowski willbe pulling double duty, competing in the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion on Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star race.
Jeremy Bullins, crew chief of the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang, will be calling the shots for Keselowski.
“A chance to win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series would be an incredible feat. It would be great to rewind to the beginning of my career and become the only father/son combination to win in the Truck Series. I’m more than ready to hop into the BKR Draw-Tite Ford F-Series for my first Series race of the season.” – Brad Keselowski
Ross Chastain (@RossChastain), driver of the No. 19 Melon 1 Ford F-Series, will make his third start for Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) during the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 this Friday, May 17th.
Melon 1 will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 19 BKR (@TeamBKR) entry this week for the second time this season. He is on deck for three more entries this season as primary sponsor.
This Friday will be Chastain’s second career NCWTS start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Chastain’s first start at Charlotte came last May in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, where he started 18th and finished 35th due to engine trouble.
Chad Kendrick will lead the No. 19 Ford F-Series team as crew chief in Charlotte.
The No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing entry currently sits 13th in NCWTS Owner’s points, 58 points behind the leader.
“I can’t wait to get back in the Watermelon Ford F-Series for Brad Keselowski Racing at Charlotte this Friday. Last year I had a tough race at Charlotte, because we blew up on lap 12. This year I expect to be fast and competing right up to the end — hopefully taking these guys to Victory Lane for the first time of the season. We look to be fast all night and Charlotte Motor Speedway is the right place for speed.” – Ross Chastain
Ryan Blaney (@RyanBlaney22),driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-Series, will make his 13th career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night.
This Friday will mark Blaney’s first career NCWTS start, and second ever career start at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Blaney’s first start at Charlotte Motor Speedway came last October during the Dollar General 300 in NNS. Blaney started 22nd and finished 14th.
Blaney and the No. 29 Cooper Standard team sits 4th in the NCWTS driver point standings, only 21 points back from first after four races.
“I’m really looking forward to the racing at Charlotte, because of the speed the track has, especially under the lights. I’d love to get the Cooper Standard Ford F-Series in Victory Lane, that’d be quite the thrill with all of our sponsor’s onsite for Friday’s race. A win here would put everyone at BKR in good spirits heading into the summer and sitting decent in the driver point’s standings.” – Ryan Blaney