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Milestone Start, Championship Charge Highlight Team BKR’s Texas Weekend

Brad Keselowski Racing Preview: Texas Motor Speedway II

Keys to the Race

  • New asphalt at Texas means consistent lap times

  • Turns 1 and 2 are now flatter, which forces drivers to lift

  • Biggest challenge for truck teams is how much throttle their driver can use through Turns 1 and 2

  • First race on repave in the spring saw more passing than after a typical repave

  • Less tire wear on new pavement means track position matters

  • Number of tires on a pit stop is determined by how much fuel you need

  • Tire wear wasn’t a factor in the spring race – crew chiefs expect the same this weekend

  • Vote Early and Often: Voting for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver continues. You can vote once per day, every day through the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. To vote, visit

No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150

  • MILESTONE: Friday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway marks Brad Keselowski Racing’s 300th NCWTS start. The team’s two trucks will carry commemorative 300th start decals on the B-posts and both front and rear bumpers.

  • In the previous 299 entries, BKR has amassed 10 wins, 17 poles, 102 top fives and 168 top-10 finishes, with drivers leading 2,098 laps

  • BKR has made 25 previous starts at Texas, with 10 top-five and 15 top-10 finishes

  • Briscoe scored his first of three second-place finishes in the NCWTS at Texas Motor Speedway, currently his career-best. Briscoe came up just inches shy of his first victory when the series visited the 1.5-mile track in the spring

  • The No. 29 Cooper Standard team will unload “LT,” the same Ford F-150 Briscoe drove to top-five finishes at Chicagoland and Las Vegas

  • Won his third pole of 2017 last week at Martinsville Speedway with a 19.774-second qualifying lap (20th career start)

  • Has won more poles in a single season (three) than any other driver in BKR’s 10-year history

  • Intermediate tracks have been Briscoe’s forte in 2017: five of Briscoe’s seven top-five finishes and two of his three poles have been scored on tracks between one and two miles

  • Won twice on 1.5-mile tracks in ARCA last year (Chicagoland, Kansas)

Chase Briscoe: “I’m ready to get back to Texas. I feel like our mile-and-a-half program is where we are the strongest. Hopefully this time around the track is a little bit wider, because once Texas widens out, I think it will be an awesome race. We obviously had speed in our Cooper Standard Ford F-150 at the first race there in June and just came up a few inches short – literally. Hopefully we can bring back that speed this weekend.”

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