Brad Keselowski leaving Team Penske for Roush-Fenway Keselowski Racing was arguably one of the most surprising move in the NASCAR Cup Series last season.
During a recent interview, Keselowski’s went into more detail on his departure and more specifically, the one reason that the former Team Penske driver mentioned could’ve been the final blow,
Keselowski initiated discussions to become a part-owner of Team Penske, However those talks stalled. With Roush Fenway, he’ll encounter challenges as an owner-driver that many have faced and few have conquered.
Keselowski said, “I can’t bullshit it, but the timing’s not right to fully disclose it….there was some other pieces that happened behind the scenes with some contract negotiations that I was having with Penske.”
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“I feel like my situation at hand when I was at Team Penske didn’t give me an opportunity to fully recognize that potential,” he said. “I had the opportunity to recognize a lot of it, but not…all the way.”
Roush Fenway Racing has not been a championship-caliber team for several years now, it still has resources, a strong relationship with Ford and a history of success.