One of the biggest moves of the 2021-2022 offseason is Brad Keselowski’s switch from the No. 2 Ford of Team Penske to the No. 6 Ford of Roush Fenway Racing where he’s also becoming a part owner of the organization also co-owned by RFR founder Jack Roush and Fenway Sports Group.
Enticed by the ownership role that would be his at Roush Fenway, Keselowski made the difficult decision to leave Team Penske — the place where he’s spent his entire career as a full-time Cup driver, won a Cup and Xfinity series championship, and captured all but one of his 35 career Cup victories. At Roush Fenway, Keselowski joins an organization that was once among the sport’s elite but has struggled mightily in recent seasons. In fact, RFR hasn’t been to Victory Lane since Ricky Stenhouse Jr. picked up a pair of wins for the organization in 2017. Prior to that, RFR hadn’t won a race since 2014 with Carl Edwards.
Given his consistent success at Team Penske for over a decade, Keselowski is likely to experience a dip in performance in 2022, which even he concedes is possible. “I know I have a lot of work in front of me,” the 2012 Cup champion said. “It’s gonna be tough. This team (RFR) has won a lot of races, championships, and we have room to grow and to get better. I’m no doubt committed to doing just that and recognize the challenge that’s ahead. … It’s not an easy transition. I know the work is gonna be hard, and that is scary. It’s scary to leave something where you know you can be successful to go to a new opportunity, but I believe in this opportunity, but we have to go do the work. Nobody is gonna give anything to us.”