MOORESVILLE, NC (November 16, 2013) - Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) announced today that rising star driver Tyler Reddick will pilot the No. 19 BKR Ford F-150 for the team that is owned by the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion.
Reddick will compete in at least fifteen (15) events during the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, and contest the entire Series schedule in 2015. The BBR Music Group, which has supported Reddick as he has climbed the racing ladder, will join BKR as a sponsor. The record label group, whose roster of talented artists includes multi-platinum country superstar Jason Aldean, will be the primary sponsor for four (4) races in 2014 as well an associate sponsor for the additional races in which Reddick will drive. In 2015 the BBR Music Group will expand its presence with Reddick and the BKR team to 12 primary sponsor races and 10 associate sponsor races.
"Tyler caught my eye at the Rockingham NASCR K&N Pro Series East race in November of 2012. I continued to follow his progress and he definitely made a positive impression on me and our competition staff at BKR. We're pleased to be able to bring Tyler into the program that, with the support of the BBR Music Group, Ford, and long-time BKR partners Cequent and Cooper Standard, has a very solid foundation to compete for wins and championships in the coming seasons. We look forward to helping develop Tyler into a championship-caliber driver and ultimately seeing him progress within NASCAR," said Keselowski.
Reddick started racing at the age of four-years old in Outlaw Karts where he developed and enhanced his driving skills weekly for the next seven years. At the age of 13, Reddick's family moved from California to the Midwest where he began racing mini sprints, 410 sprint cars, and super late models. At age 16 Tyler moved to asphalt and in his NASCAR debut, won the K&N Pro East Series race at Rockingham in 2012. For the past couple of seasons Reddick has competed in the Late Model Dirt Series, K&N Pro Series, and other NASCAR development series.
"I'm thrilled to be joining Brad and BKR in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series," said Reddick. "As Brad is one of the young champion superstars in the sport today, I am confident I can learn a lot from him not just from a driving and competition standpoint, but also how to build a team around me and engage with sponsors and the media at the NASCAR level. I have no doubt that this is going to be a tremendous experience as I look to progress within the sport."
"We are excited to partner with Brad Keselowski and the BKR team for the 2014 and 2015 seasons," said Benny Brown, founder of the BBR Music Group. "NASCAR will be a great promotional platform for our label group and its artists, and aligning with a champion driver in Brad and a successful team in BKR that is solidly established for the long-term will provide BBR and Tyler with some tremendous opportunities going forward."
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 BBR Music Group:
Founded by President / CEO Benny Brown in 1997, the BBR Music Group has grown from a fledgling independent label into one of the largest independent Country label groups in the United States whose umbrella now includes Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records, RED BOW Records, BBR Management and publishing company Magic Mustang Music.
With a roster of talented artists that includes multi-platinum superstar Jason Aldean, #1 chart-topper Dustin Lynch, American Idol's Kristy Lee Cook, and James Wesley, Broken Bow Records continues to make a name for itself in the Country music industry. Founded in March 2009 as a continuation of the passion and determination that spawned the success of Broken Bow, Stoney Creek Records boasts a roster which includes reigning two-time ACM "Vocal Duo of the Year," 2012 CMA "Vocal Duo of the Year" and Grammy nominated duo Thompson Square, ACM and CMA nominee Randy Houser, chart-topping country rockers Parmalee and highly-anticipated newcomer Lindsay Ell. RED BOW Records, in partnership with the country's largest independent distributor RED Distribution, a Division of Sony, was founded in October 2012 and boasts an artist roster of four-time Grammy nominee and CMA / ACM award winner Joe Nichols and hot Country newcomers Rachel Farley and Chase Bryant.
The BBR Music Group is headquartered in Nashville, TN. www.bbrmusicgroup.com