Ken Block was killed in early January following a crash
Today and Wednesday, NASCAR is conducting a test at Phoenix Raceway. It marks the first time cars have touched the track in the 2023 NASCAR season.
View the special NASCAR paint scheme below.
The test is to work on the short track package. NASCAR has plans to test a range of aerodynamic and package elements in hopes of improving the product on short tracks.
Ken Block was killed following a snowmobile crash earlier this month. Block was a co-founder of DC Shoes, a rally champion and motorsports icon was drifting videos that went mainstream.
Now, Brad Keselowski is now honoring Block with a special paint scheme in the test. Above the door, it reads “BLOCK.”
RFK Racing tweeted, “A legend. An icon. An inspiration to millions. Keselowski’s Ford Mustang for this week’s test at Phoenix Raceway will pay tribute to the late Ken Block.”
The team added, “If you’d like to help carry on Ken Block’s greatest legacy: creating paths of opportunity for the exceptionally driven who may lack the proper support system for growth and success, please consider making a donation at http://43i.org.”
Additionally, Ford Performance recently announced that all Ford cars, across every racing series will run a special Ken Block memorial decal.
Brad Keselowski comments
The paint scheme was released one day ahead of the test at Phoenix. Keselowski shared his comments on the scheme:
“Ken Block had a tremendous amount of respect in the industry and outside the industry of motorsports. Outside of the industry, he did really cool things.”
“Whether it was his videos or just his unique style. He brought people into motorsports that knew nothing about it. He was so well known and respected because of that.”
“Inside the industry, he was the daredevil. He was the cool guy that did all the things, that quite frankly, nobody else had the guts to do, sometimes. He’s really irreplaceable.”
“I’m honored to be able to have this opportunity to make the most of heritage and legacy by honoring Ken with this paint scheme.”
“We want to support him and honor him in any way we can. In some small way, we think this paint scheme does that.”