Brad Keselowski closing NASCAR truck team partly because of finances

The Associated Press
Published 2:54 p.m. ET Aug. 18, 2017 | Updated 4:53 p.m. ET Aug. 18, 2017

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski is closing his truck series team at the end of the season, a decision that in part came down to him losing money on the venture.

Brad Keselowski Racing has fielded trucks in NASCAR since 2008, and more than a dozen young drivers have come through his organization. His team has won nine Camping World Truck Series races and twice contended for the championship. Keselowski fields two full-time Fords — for Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric — and has about 50 employees.

Yet Keselowski has not turned a profit on his passion, and has said before he loses $1 million a year on the program. Red Horse Racing also suspended its truck operations in May.

“There wasn’t really one reason, but…

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