NASCAR Truck: Brad Keselowski Racing adds third truck for three races
By AMANDA VINCENT
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team Brad Keselowski Racing will grow by a truck entry, to three, for three races throughout the remaining 2016 schedule, including Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway. Austin Cindric will drive a No. 2 Ford for BKR at Bristol, in addition to the road-course race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada and at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. He’ll be a teammate to BKR’s regular driver Tyler Reddick and Daniel Hemric.
“I’m really grateful to have the opportunity to run three more races with Brad Keselowski Racing at three tracks that are so diverse; I’m definitely being thrown into the deep end of the pool again going to Bristol,” Cindric said. “The most important thing I need right now is laps under my belt. The team has a great history at Bristol and excellent knowledge of that track.”
The Bristol race will be Cindric’s first Truck Series race of 2016. He entered the race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway earlier this season but, because of rain, was unable to qualify for the race after having the sixth-fastest truck in final practice.
“From what I understand, Dover is actually like a bigger version of Bristol, so that gives me a little bit of confidence, especially with how quickly we got up to speed and how fast our Ford F-150 was there,” Cindric said. “I’ve learned a lot more about how to drive a truck and a stock car since my past experience in Phoenix and Dover. We’ll just go to Bristol and be a sponge.”
Cindric has two previous starts in the series, both coming last year in a Brad Keselowski Racing entry. He competed late in 2015 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway. He posted a best finish of 14th at Phoenix.