2014 will be Automotive Supplier’s Fourth Year with Team Ryan Blaney to Compete for Championship
Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) announced today that the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team owned by the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion has signed one of its primary partners, Cooper Standard, to a contract extension.
"Cooper Standard has been with us from the very beginning and have become such an integral part of the BKR family," said Keselowski. "Our team owes them a tremendous amount of gratitude for all of their continued support. Cooper Standard has been instrumental in helping us reach victory lane on multiple occasions, and I have no doubt this partnership with help our team take the checkered flag many more times to come."
2014 will mark Cooper Standard’s fourth consecutive season with BKR and second campaign as a full-season partner. Cooper Standard, a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry, enhanced its 2011 and 2012 involvement with the team and currently serves as the primary partner on the No. 29 Ford F-150 with rising NASCAR star and Penske Racing driver Ryan Blaney behind the wheel. The Novi, Michigan-based company will continue its relationship with BKR as primary sponsor for all the 2014 Truck Series races on the No. 29, and Blaney will return to the team to compete for the 2014 Truck Series drivers’ championship.
"We are excited to continue our successful partnership with Brad Keselowski and the BKR team," said Keith Stephenson, Chief Operating Officer of Cooper Standard. "The BKR program and Truck Series fit nicely into our business and have ultimately proven to be a rallying point for our company through both employee engagement and aiding with on-going customer relations. We are proud of our partnership with Brad and BKR, and we certainly look forward to continuing to be a part of the team’s ongoing success.”
About Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR):
Based in Mooresville, North Carolina and led by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Brad Keselowski (@Keselowski), Brad Keselowski Racing (@TeamBKR) fields the No. 19 and the No. 29 Ford F-150 trucks in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. BKR, with the aim to provide young talented drivers the opportunity to improve their skills with a professional, competitive team, has also fielded entries in the ARCA Series and other developmental motorsport series. For more information, please visit www.BradRacing.com and www.TeamBKR.com.
About Cooper Standard:
Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include sealing and trim, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer, thermal and emissions and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs more than 22,000 people globally and operates in 19 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.cooperstandard.com.