Keselowski to join Roush Fenway next season
Brad Keselowski (HHP / Harold Hinson photo)
CONCORD, NC – Roush Fenway Racing and NASCAR Champion Brad Keselowski have announced a partnership starting in 2022 in which Keselowski will assume an owner role and lead the team’s competition committee, while also driving the Ford Mustang n ° 6 of the team.
The partnership combines one of the most successful organizations in NASCAR history with one of the most successful drivers of the modern era of stock car racing.
“I am really excited about this partnership with Brad,” said Roush. “I think it will bring a lot to the organization, not only through Brad’s ability at the wheel, but also through rejuvenation and a new perspective in our teams. I had the opportunity to watch Brad for a number of years as he fought and rose through the ranks, becoming a champion and one of the best drivers in our sport. I have always admired his determination and determination. I am very happy that he chose to be part of our organization and I am proud to join him in moving into the future.
Roush founded the team in 1988 and it has grown into one of the most successful racing operations in the world, propelling him to be the first NASCAR owner to amass three hundred wins and win eight championships, including titles. consecutive NASCAR Cup Series in 2003 and ’04.
“We are delighted to have Brad on board. In the short amount of time we’ve spent around him, you can see some of the same traits in Brad that are the common mix with Jack Roush and John Henry, ”said executive vice president, corporate and general strategy. by Fenway Sports Group. advisor Ed Weiss. “Brad has a relentless desire to compete and win and that fits perfectly with our core goals across all Fenway Sports Group properties.”
Keselowski has been a consistent contender at NASCAR’s highest level for the past decade, having achieved 35 NASCAR Cup Series competitive wins while also qualifying for the NASCAR playoffs for 10 consecutive seasons.
He led the Penske team to their first NASCAR Cup Series championship in 2012 and finished in the top 10 in eight of the past 10 seasons, including a runner-up in 2020. In total, Keselowski has 75 NASCAR victories and has conducted over 14,000. laps.
“I am delighted to be able to share the news of this next venture with my fans, peers and the industry,” said Keselowski. “This represents an opportunity to continue my success on the right track with a strong team and long term commitment, but also to dive into my passion for team ownership where I know I can be an asset for the future. of the team. I’m 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 the highest level of NASCAR, and we plan to do so. “
As the owner, Keselowski has twice finished second in the NASCAR Truck Series while regularly fielding championship entries and helping to launch the careers of some of the sport’s most formidable rising stars such as Ryan Blaney, Ross Chastain, Tyler Reddick, Daniel Hemric, Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric.
This is the second major addition to the team’s ownership since its inception. Roush teamed up in 2007 with Fenway Sports Group owner John Henry, who also owns the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball and Liverpool FC of the English Premier League, to form Roush Fenway Racing.
Tom Werner, Mike Gordon, Lebron James and Maverick Carter are also key partners of the Fenway Sports Group.