“Don’t Want to Just Leave” – Will Brad Keselowski Become a NASCAR Team Owner Again Post Racing Career?

Published 12/20/2020, 11:20 AM CST
HOMESTEAD, FL – NOVEMBER 18: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, poses with the Series Championship Trophy after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


Brad Keselowski has been in the top division for a long, long time now. And every season, he is right up there winning races and contending for the prestigious championship title.

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Having last won the Cup title in 2012, he definitely has a few more years in him to give it his best shot. But at the end of the day, he also knows that professional racing is not something that can go on forever.

Fortunately, becoming a racing team owner is a venture that remains a possibility for Keselowski.

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He is well acquainted with the path, having previously founded and operated the ‘Brad Keselowski Racing’ (BKR) team for a few years.

Brad Keselowski does not want to ‘leave the sport behind’

The 36-year-old stated, “I know there will be a day when I can’t be a race-car driver anymore. That’s the bittersweet day that’s in front of me. And when that day comes, I don’t want to just leave the sport behind.”

BKR achieved quite a bit of success in its time in the Truck Series. But Keselowski admits that although he does not have any foresight into the future, his love for the sport will not end after he retires from professional racing.

LOUDON, NH – SEPTEMBER 19: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, sits in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

He continued, “I would like to still be able to have a reason to come to a race track other than just to watch. What that will be in the future, I don’t know. I can’t sit here today and say that I have that answer.”

BKR gave opportunities to quite a few drivers

“But I do have a love for the sport that started at an early age and don’t suspect will end when I’m done driving,” concluded Keselowski on the topic.

MARTINSVILLE, VA – OCTOBER 28: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, races Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Thomas Built Buses Ford, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

The likes of Chase Briscoe and Ryan Blaney also drove for Keselowski’s racing team in the past. Following their excellent performances in the Truck Series and later in Xfinity, they earned drives with premier teams like Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske.

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So with a good eye for scouting talent, Keselowski will certainly consider restarting a racing team as a potential option.

But as things stand, his primary focus would lie on fetching more race wins and even Cup Series titles over the next few years.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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