Without even getting behind the wheel of a truck, Brad Keselowski will make an impact on and off the track Saturday as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to his home state of Michigan for the Careers for Veterans 200 (12:30 p.m. ET on FS1).
The former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion’s Checkered Flag Foundation is a presenting sponsor of the race. Additionally, series points leader Ryan Blaney and Sprint Cup standout Joey Logano will race in Keselowski-owned Fords.
“Finding jobs for those guys is a very rewarding task,” said Keselowski on partnering with Cooper Standard’s Careers for Veterans Foundation, a program that provides career opportunities for military veterans and those who are transitioning from active service. “We hope that publicizing this initiative will get us other major companies onboard to look out for these guys and find jobs for them on their way back home from the battlefield.”
On the track, Blaney will attempt to increase his seven-point advantage and maintain the Brad Keselowski Racing No. 29 Ford’s top position in the owner standings where it leads Kyle Busch Racing’s No. 51 Toyota by two points. Logano enters his second NCWTS race of the season in Keselowski’s No. 19 truck. He finished third in his first appearance at Kansas in June after leading for 41 laps.
Keselowski is pleased to see Blaney in the points lead, but acknowledges he still has “a long way to go.”
“With the amount of races we have left, the way that team is gelling together, I think they’ve got a great shot at winning the championship,” Keslowski said.