Brad Keselowski Racing taps Austin Cindric, Theriault for pair of Truck races

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Brad Keselowski Racing has announced two different three-driver lineups for upcoming races in the Camping World Truck Series.

In addition to regular drivers Daniel Hemric (No. 19) and Tyler Reddick (No. 29), BKR will field a third truck, the No. 2, at Dover International Speedway on May 13 and Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20.

At Dover, the truck will be piloted by Austin Cindric and at Charlotte by Austin Theriault. Both have a history with BKR.

Cindric, 17, drove two races for the team in 2015, at Martinsville Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway. Theriault, 22, has competed in 10 races, the most recent being the season opener at Daytona where he finished 27th following a crash.

In 2015, Theriault drove in eight of the first 18 races before a back injury in a hard crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway sidelined him until the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The May 13 race will be Cindric’s first time to visit Dover in any series.

“A track called the ‘Monster Mile’ shouldn’t be taken lightly,” Cindric said in a press release. “They tell me that the two truck races that I was able to do last year at Martinsville and Phoenix were difficult tracks to figure out, and I believe Dover will be the same. As I haven’t been able to test, I’ve been watching as much video as possible while reaching out to as many people as I can to pick their brain about what it takes to be fast at Dover. I’m just going in with no expectations, trying to absorb as much information as possible and have fun with it.”

Theriault, who has two top fives in his career, will go into Charlotte with a completely different mindset.

“I was really proud of the effort at Daytona and how strong our performance was, and I feel like Charlotte won’t be any different,” Theriault said in the press release. “I’m going there with the expectation to win. I know we will have a strong Ford F-150 race truck at Charlotte and we plan to perform well, just like we did earlier this year at Daytona. At the end of the day, we want to win, and we have all the resources here at BKR to do just that at Charlotte.”

The Camping World Truck Series returns to action next weekend at Kansas Speedway.