Joey Logano joins Brad Keselowski Racing for 2013 NASCAR Truck Series

Ryan Blaney, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ram, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol 200 race at Iowa Speedway on September 15, 2012 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Ryan Blaney, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ram, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol 200 race at Iowa Speedway on September 15, 2012 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Ryan Blaney, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ram, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol 200 race at Iowa Speedway on September 15, 2012 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) announced Tuesday that the team will field two full-time entries in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the 2013 season. The driver lineup for the team owned by reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski, will feature Keselowski’s new Sprint Cup teammate at Penske Racing Joey Logano. Other drivers include Ryan Blaney who scored the team’s first win last season, will join his father NSCS veteran and World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney, will race the No. 19 in the NCWTS’ first ever dirt race at Eldora Speedway on July 24th. Florida native Ross Chastain will compete in 15 races in the No. 19 Ford.

The team said in a statement that the specific races for Keselowski, Logano, and Chastain will be announced at a later date. The No. 19 BKR Ford, led by new crew chief Chad Kendrick, will have multiple drivers as it competes for the 2013 NCWTS owners’ championship.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the way 2013 is shaping up for BKR,” said Keselowski. “With enhanced support from our long time returning partners, Cooper Standard and Cequent Group, we are poised for a successful season. We have been able to retain and attract top notch personnel. The crew chiefs, drivers, and team members all put their hearts into this organization. Hard work equals results, and I am proud of each and every teammate’s passion for excellence. Last season was a huge stepping stone for the organization as we claimed our first victory. We are looking forward to building on last year’s success this season.” MORE>>>

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