Austin Theriault Returning to Brad Keselowski Racing for Daytonaby Kyle Pokrefky February 8, 2016 0 comments
Austin Theriault has received another shot at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Brad Keselowski racing as he’ll drive for the team in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
Theriault, 22, will pilot a third entry for the team, the No. 2 Ford, alongside full-time drivers Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick.
The Fort Kent, Maine native competed in nine races in the team’s No. 29 truck last year with the former ACT Late Model Tour standout scoring two top-fives and four top-10s in those starts.
In one week, Theriault will return to Daytona looking to improve on his finish there last year – a fourth-place finish – in what was his best result of his partial schedule with the team.
“I’m really excited and can’t wait to get back to Daytona,” Theriault said. “I can’t thank Brad [Keselowski, team owner] enough for this opportunity.
“I’m going there with the expectation to win and I’ll do whatever it takes to get the checkered flag.”
“I’m looking forward to working with both Tyler and Daniel.
“Hopefully we can help each other stay in the top five throughout the race and be in position to challenge for the win. It will be a big help to have another teammate at Daytona.”
Sponsorship for Theriault’s truck will be announced at a later time, however, it has been revealed that Buddy Sisco will serve as crew chief for the Daytona effort.
Sisco has worked at Brad Keselowski Racing since 2013 as a special projects coordinator and liaison between both of the operation’s full-time trucks.
Sisco possesses previous experience as a NASCAR crew chief as he has 48 starts as a crew chief to his credit in the Sprint Cup Series from 2004-to-2012 with drivers such as Landon Cassill, Terry Labonte, Tony Raines and Michael Waltrip.
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