The rumors have been confirmed, hear from Jack Roush and Brad Keselowski
Beginning in 2022, Brad Keselowski will take on a part-ownership role in Roush Fenway Racing. At the same time, Keselowski will serve as head of the team’s competition committee.
Keselowski will also be the full-time driver of the No. 6 machine. Ryan Newman currently pilots that machine.
Steve Newark explained, “Ryan Newman has done everything we have asked of him. We have been unbelievably appreciative of his efforts. We have been in conversations about a part time role, but he is still deciding on his plans for 2022.”
Jack Roush comments on Brad Keselowski
“I’m truly excited about this partnership with Brad,” said Jack Roush. “I think it will bring a lot to the organization, from not only Brad’s ability behind the wheel, but a rejuvenation and fresh perspective across our teams.”
I’ve had the opportunity to watch Brad for a number of years, as he has fought and clawed his way up the ladder, molding himself into a champion and one of the top drivers in our sport. I’ve always admired his resolve and determination.”
Roush continued, “I’m very pleased that he has chosen to be a part of our organization and I’m proud to partner with him moving into the future.”
In a Tuesday press conference, Roush added, “I think this marks a path for other drivers and owners as they think about their own legacies.”
Brad Keselowski, NASCAR team owner
“I am thrilled to be able to share the news about this next venture with my fans, peers, and the industry,” said Keselowski.
“This presents an opportunity to continue my on-track success with a strong team and a long-term commitment, but also dive into my passion of team ownership where I know I can be an asset to the future of the team.”
Keselowski added, “I am optimistic about what Jack, John and I can accomplish together, especially with a new era for our sport on the horizon (with the Next Gen car). Our goal is to win races and compete for championships at NASCAR’s top level, and we plan to do just that.”
Keselowski also commented on the Next Gen car, “Nothing happens overnight, but the Next gen cars provide a landscape for a fast ascension in the sport.”
Keselowski is in his 14th year of NASCAR Cup Series competition. In 435 starts, he’s collected 35 race wins as well as the 2012 championship.