By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to Motorsport.com, Brad Keselowski could become the next driver, who owns an ownership stake in a racing team. His current deal with Team Penske ends at the end of the season.
He signed a one-year extension with Team Penske last season.
The report says that Roush Fenway Racing could add the former champion. If the deal becomes official, Keselowski would drive the No. 6 car that is currently driven by Ryan Newman on a full-time basis in 2022.
Also, the team would be renamed RFK Racing (Roush-Fenway-Keselowski Racing).
At this time, numerous factors are still unclear. How much would the ownership stake be?
What will happen to Newman? Would he stay with the organization in another ride? Or leave in the off-season?
Keselowski has previous ownership experience. He was the owner of Brad Keselowski Racing in the Truck Series before the team was shut down.
If this deal comes true in September — it cannot happen earlier according to the report — Keselowski would be the latest NASCAR Cup Series driver to enter into an ownership stake.
There were reports that Bubba Wallace was offered an ownership stake in Richard Petty Motorsports last summer to remain in the legendary No. 43 Cup Series ride. He turned down that opportunity.
Instead, he became a driver for a new NASCAR Cup Series team led by NBA legend Michael Jordan and Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin called 23XI Racing. Hamlin is the minority owner of the team.
Keselowski is the biggest name on the free-agent market during the upcoming silly season. He has 35 NASCAR Cup Series wins, including one this season at the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama.