Brad Keselowski Racing preview for Martinsville 250

This Saturday will be Ross Chastain's third career NCWTS start at Martinsville Speedway and Ryan Blaney will make his 11th career start in the NCWTS.

Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 19 Checkered Flag Foundation Ford F-Series, will make his second start for Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) during the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, April 6th.

Owner Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 19 BKR entry this week for the first time this season.

Ryan Blaney
Ryan Blaney

Photo by: Alexander Trienitz

This Saturday will be Chastain's third career NCWTS start at Martinsville Speedway and his eighth career short track start, with an average finish of 13th at that style track. In last year's Spring Martinsville race, Chastain put himself on the map with a strong 8th place finish.

Chad Kendrick will lead the No. 19 Ford F-Series team as Crew Chief in Martinsville.

Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-Series, will make his 11th career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) during the Kroger 250 on Saturday afternoon, April 6th at Martinsville Speedway.

Cooper Standard returns to the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) entry for their third season with the team, and first full schedule of primary sponsorship on the BKR Ford F-Series truck.

This Saturday will mark Blaney's second career NCWTS start at Martinsville Speedway start. In October of 2012 the rookie driver finished 8th in his debut on the half-mile paperclip. Martinsville is Blaney's fifth short track start. Blaney has finished in the top ten in each of his first four short track starts.

Doug Randolph will call the shots for Blaney on top of the pit box.

Ross Chastain: "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to run my third race at Martinsville Speedway with a shot at bringing Brad's Checkered Flag Foundation Ford F-Series Truck to its first ever Victory Lane.

Not only is it a blessing to be a part of such a tremendous team, but I want to be the first NASCAR driver in any Series since 2005 to bring Ford back to Martinsville Speedway's Victory Lane. It will be my crew chief, Chad Kendrick's, home track so we have big expectations for Saturday."

Ryan Blaney: "I'm really looking forward to the racing at Martinsville with a shot at getting Cooper Standard back to Victory Lane. It would speak numbers - proving a manufacture change was a good move this early in the season for Brad Keselowski Racing.

A win here would put everyone at BKR in good spirits heading into a three week stretch. It is incredible to have Brad Keselowski and Cooper Standard's support to have the opportunity to race on NASCAR's oldest and shortest track."

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