Brad Keselowski “It’s going to be up to my generation to take this sport to the next generation — as handed to us.”
Brad Keselowski will close down his truck team in 2018. But, going forward, what’s the plan?
BKR won the final race of the 2017 NASCAR Truck Series season. Chase Briscoe drove to victory lane. Unfortunately, he wasn’t a part of the Championship 4.
Briscoe narrowly missed a spot in the Championship 4 at Phoenix. If he had, Brad Keselowski Racing could have won the championship in their final season.
Yet, the team won’t be on the grid in 2018. However, the building isn’t being sold. Additionally, many Brad Keselowski Racing employee’s are planned to stay.
Keselowski has plans to use the building and employee’s for an un-announced business venture. But, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team ownership is still the long term goal.
“Absolutely. It’s 100 percent my dream,” Keselowski told Motorsport.com. “There’s a lot of things that have to happen to make that a possibility-including the support of a manufacturer and the health of the sport being at a high point. But it’s my intention to get to that position in the long-term future.”
“It’s going to be up to my generation as not just only as owners or pit crew members or drivers but also fans to take this sport to the next generation as it has been handed to us,” Keselowski said.
The health of the sport would be an important factor. In order to make that investment in the sport, NASCAR as a whole, would have to be strong.
Keselowski says NASCAR Cup Series team ownership would become the focus after he retires. Which at this point, is many years down the road.
For the last 10 years, Brad Keselowski has spent his time on the MENCS circuits. 305 races later, he’s collected 24 wins. He’s finished inside the top 10, 147 times, a near 50% success rate.
Brad Keselowski is a former NASCAR champion. In 2012, he claimed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. He currently drives for Team Penske. Earlier this year, he renewed a multi-year contract with the team.