CONCORD, N.C. – Brad Keselowski Racing officials confirmed the details regarding its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series lineup on Sunday at the National Motorsports Press Ass’n annual convention.
Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe were previously announced as the drivers for BKR this year, with additional details revealed Sunday.
Cindric will pilot the No. 19 Ford F-150 with sponsorship from Draw-Tite, while ARCA Racing Series champion Briscoe will drive the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150. Both drivers will compete full time.
“This is a massive opportunity from Brad and everyone at BKR who trusts me and believes in my abilities as a driver to move on to the next level for a full season,” said Cindric. “2017 gets more and more exciting for me with every day that goes by. I’ve only done a handful of one-off races in my brief stock car career, so I’m really looking forward to having the same guys by my side week in and week out. I’ve spent a lot of time at the shop the last few weeks and I know everyone is really excited to get back racing.”
“It’s is an absolutely huge opportunity and such an honor to drive for Brad,” said Briscoe. “The competition level in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is so high, but I’m going to be in the best equipment out there. It’s really cool to once again be working with the Keselowski family. When I moved to North Carolina three years ago, I was helping Brian and Bob in their shop, so things have come full circle. I’m truly blessed with this opportunity, and I hope to make the most of it. At the end of the day, it’s all about winning races and championships, and that’s what I plan to do.”
Doug Randolph, who has been atop the pit box at BKR since 2012, will serve as crew chief for Cindric, while two-time Truck Series championship-winning crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. will lead the effort for Briscoe.
“We’re very fortunate to have partners like Cooper Standard and Horizon Global, with brands like Draw-Tite, Reese and Bulldog, that make it possible to give two young drivers an opportunity. And that’s something I’m very proud of,” team owner Brad Keselowski said. “Austin Cindric has already had success in various forms of racing, and has shown a lot of potential in our Ford F-150 race trucks. I certainly believe that Chase is ready to take the next step in his career, and we’re excited to have him join the BKR family. He won the ARCA championship in his first full-time season, and he’s proven to have the ability to learn quickly and win races. We’re pleased to give both Austin and Chase the opportunity to compete full-time at a high level in NASCAR.”