A new era has started for Jack Roush‘s NASCAR surgery. Tuesday, Roush Fenway Racing announced the name change of RFK Racing, highlighting the arrival of a new driver and minority owner Brad Keselowski. Keselowski to drive Ford Mustang # 6, which also gets new livery and numbers font, from 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.
RFK Racing can be seen as the third âchapterâ of Roush’s NASCAR efforts. He founded the team as Fast run in 1988 before becoming Roush Fenway in 2007 with the addition of Fenway Sports Group (via John W. Henry) as owner. The team won the 2003 and 2004 Cup championships with Matt Kenseth and Kurt busch, respectively, with five Xfinity Series titles and the 2000 Truck series crown.
Keselowski, the 2012 Cup champion, announced in July that he would join Roush for 2022, a position that also includes working in the team’s competition department. He had spent much of his career with another Ford organization Penske team, and finished his final season with the team with a sixth place in points. RFK won’t be his first foray into team ownership as he previously owned the truck outfit Brad Keselowski Race.
“Jack Roush’s legacy and innovation, Fenway Sports Group championship swashbuckler and Brad Keselowski’s passion for racing are what merges to create RFK Racing” said the team president Steve newmark. âThese principles form and guide the fundamentals of our team and the new brand as we build the roadmap that will lead us into the future. “
Chris Buescher will serve as Keselowski’s partner in # 17. He won the 2015 Xfinity title with Roush.