Keselowski, 37, has competed for Workforce Penske since he went full-time within the Cup Collection in 2010.
In 2012, he delivered ‘The Captain’ his first Cup title and has gained 34 races with the group, however after 12 seasons with the distinguished organisation, he has elected to maneuver on from the group to just accept a brand new problem.
Initially, Keselowski regarded to achieve an possession stake in Penske, which was not obtainable with the best way the group is structured.
Penske has already introduced that Austin Cindric will take the Michigan native’s seat within the #2 entry for subsequent season.
Keselowski had beforehand owned the Brad Keselowski Racing group, which operated within the NASCAR Vans Collection on a part-time foundation from 2008-2014 earlier than going full-time for 2014-17, suspending its operations on the finish of the yr.
The one-time Cup champion stated that his new enterprise with Roush Fenway will enable him to resume his “ardour of group possession”, and hopes the group will be capable to compete for titles.
“I’m thrilled to have the ability to share the information about this subsequent enterprise with my followers, friends, and the trade,” stated Keselowski.
Brad Keselowski, Workforce Penske, Ford Mustang Freightliner, Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Kohler Turbines
Photograph by: John Harrelson / NKP / Motorsport Images
“This presents a possibility to proceed my on-track success with a powerful group and a long-term dedication, but additionally dive into my ardour of group possession the place I do know I will be an asset to the way forward for the group.
“I’m optimistic about what Jack [Roush], John [W. Henry, owner of Fenway Sports Group] and I can accomplish collectively, particularly with a brand new period for our sport on the horizon (with the Subsequent Gen automobile).
“Our purpose is to win races and compete for championships at NASCAR’s prime stage, and we plan to do exactly that.”
Roush based the group again in 1988 and has since gained 137 Cup races together with two championships in 2003 and 2004.
“I’m really enthusiastic about this partnership with Brad,” stated co-owner Roush.
“I feel it should deliver loads to the organisation, from not solely Brad’s capability behind the wheel, however a rejuvenation and recent perspective throughout our groups.
“I’ve had the chance to observe Brad for various years, as he has fought and clawed his means up the ladder, moulding himself right into a champion and one of many prime drivers in our sport. I’ve all the time admired his resolve and willpower.
“I’m more than happy that he has chosen to be part of our organisation and I’m proud to associate with him transferring into the longer term.”