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Brad Keselowski Racing announced on Thursday that the team will again field three entries in a couple of upcoming races. Austin Cindric and Austin Theriault will return to the team to drive the No. 2 Ford for two races (one each).
Cindric, 17, son of Team Penske President Tim Cindric, will make his first start of 2016 in the Truck Series at Dover. In 2015, he made his first career start at Martinsville in October, finishing 25th. Two weeks later, he competed in the event at Phoenix, where he started 21st, but ended the night in 14th.
“They tell me that the two truck races that I was able to do last year at Martinsville and Phoenix were difficult tracks to figure out, and I believe Dover will be the same,” Cindric said in a team press release. ” As I haven’t been able to test, I’ve been watching as much video as possible while reaching out to as many people as I can to pick their brain about what it takes to be fast at Dover.”
Theriault will make his second start of 2016 at Charlotte during the Sprint All-Star weekend. His other event this season saw him pace the pack at Daytona, leading 31 laps. With less than 10 laps remaining, he got caught up in the “big one,” resulting in a 27th-place finish.
“I was really proud of the effort at Daytona and how strong our performance was, and I feel like Charlotte won’t be any different,” Theriault said in the release. “I’m going there with the expectation to win.”
In 2015, Theriault was injured in a head on crash into the outside retaining wall at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in early October. Since then he has competed in two events, the season-finale at Homestead last year and the season-opener this season.