It is believed that Roush Fenway Racing has now reached an agreement with Brad Keselowski to become their driver/co-owner from the 2022 season.
The rumours emerged last month about Keselowski taking over the No. 6 ride and also in some capacity of the RFR team as a co-owner. However, the current Team Penske driver didn’t entertain any concerns regarding his future when asked for an interview.
But it seems that the rumours are true which would see Keselowski depart Team Penske.
.@RoushFenway has told partners that it has a done deal with @Keselowski to become driver and co-owner starting in 2022, per sources, though it has held off on announcing in deference to @Team_Penske.
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) June 25, 2021
The 37-year-old driver doesn’t have the best of relationship with Team Penske and there were a lot of rumours of his departure last year too. He only had his contract renewed in August last year.
Having renewed for just a year, Keselowski is in a contract year too this season. While he might be 37, he still has a lot to offer in the Cup Series. Last season, he won four Cup races and this season, he has a win to his name, thus booking his spot for the playoffs.
Keselowski would become the second driver in the NASCAR Cup Series within two years to join an ownership role, following Denny Hamlin establishing 23XI with NBA legend Michael Jordan.