Daytona Race Preview


19_ReeseTyler Reddick (@TylerReddick), driver of the No. 19 Reese Towpower Ford F-150, will make his second series start and his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start for Brad Keselowski Racing, in Friday night’s NEXTera Energy 250. Reddick, a California native, finished 5th in his first race at Daytona International Speedway in the ARCA series race this Saturday.

Reddick has a dirt-track background and looks to continue his successful transition to asphalt, which started with winning a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Rockingham Speedway in 2012.

Veteran and longtime BKR Crew Chief Doug Randolph will call the shots for Reddick, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano this season on the 19 pit box.

The No. 19 BKR team is aiming at a 2014 NCWTS owner’s championship.

“I’m thrilled by the opportunity Brad Keselowski gave me to drive his Reese Towpower Ford F-150 in the Truck race at Daytona and for much of the 2014 season. I have a lot to learn, and there is no one out there better than Brad to teach me. My goal is to gain the respect of my competitors while posting solid results for my team. I can’t wait to get in the Reese Towpower Ford F-150 on Friday night!” – Tyler Reddick

29_CareersRyan Blaney (@RyanBlaney22)driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150, will make his second career start at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) during the NEXTera Energy 250 on Friday night.

Last season, in Blaney’s first start at Daytona, he finished 8th in a very quick Cooper Standard BKR Ford F-150.

Chad Kendrick enters his second season as a Crew Chief at Brad Keselowski Racing, and first on top of the 29 Cooper Standard pit box for Blaney.

The No. 29 BKR team is aiming for an owner’s and driver’s championship during the 2014 season.

“It’s been a long off-season and I’m more than ready to get back behind the wheel of my Cooper Standard F-150. I’ve learned a lot from my first full season with BKR last year, and am focused on executing and capitalizing on opportunities this year. I’m thankful to Brad and Cooper Standard for the opportunity, and hope to deliver the results they expect all season long.” – Ryan Blaney