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Reddick to wheel No. 19 truck full-time; Theriault added to No. 29 team lineup Brad Keselowski Racing made its driver lineup complete for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015, announcing the return of Tyler Reddick and the addition of Austin Theriault. BKR will continue to field two Ford entries for the full 23-race schedule. Reddick, who drove for the team in 16 races last year, will wheel the No. 19 on a full-time basis in 2015. Driving duties for the team's No. 29 Ford will be divided between driver/owner Keselowski; his Sprint Cup Series teammate, Joey Logano ; Ryan Blaney , last year's series runner-up; and truck series newcomer Theriault, who is scheduled for a 13-race slate next year. The organization also announced that Doug Randolph (No. 19) and Chad Kendrick (No. 29) would return as the team's crew chief. Broken Bow Records and Cequent Performance will share primary sponsorship of the No. 19 Ford, and Cooper Standard will return as primary backer of the No. 29 team. Reddick, who turned 19 years old Sunday, netted two pole positions and three top-five finishes in his partial schedule for BKR last season. Both poles and two of the top-fives came in the final five races of 2014. "The way we closed out the 2014 season was quite a statement for us as a team," Reddick said in a release provided by the team. "We were able to do some really good things toward the end of the year. It was a great way to end the season and keep the momentum rolling into 2015 as we compete for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. It's great to work with everyone at Cequent and Broken Bow Records again this coming season. I can't wait to get started." Theriault, 20, made his NASCAR national series debut last year, running three races for JR Motorsports in what is now the XFINITY Series. The Maine native spent 2012 and 2013 with the Keselowski team's driver development program in Super Late Model competition. "One of the things I wanted to do at BKR is give talented young drivers an opportunity," Keselowski said. "Both Tyler and Austin are perfect examples of what I'm trying to accomplish. We saw a lot of improvement with Tyler in 2014. He really stepped up his game during the second half of the season and I certainly think he can compete for wins and challenge for a championship in 2015. Austin was part of our driver development program so for him to have an opportunity to drive for us in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is pretty special." Team owner Keselowski won his first career Camping World Truck Series race last season at Bristol. It was his first win in the series in 62 starts. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
2012 series champion enters new year with momentum RELATED: Full schedule of driver previews Team: Team Penske No. 2 Ford Rank in final 2014 Standings: Fifth Wins: Six ( Las Vegas Motor Speedway , Kentucky Speedway , New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July, Richmond International Raceway in September, Chicagoland Speedway , Talladega Superspeedway in October.) Year in photos: Recap Keselowski's 2014 season Strides: Although the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion didn't win a second trophy in 2014, it was in many other ways a "career year" for the 30-year old Michigan native. His six victories in the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford were the most of any driver last season and a career high for him. The same is true for his 17 top-five efforts. He proved himself a title-favorite early and often and scored two victories in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup , including a dramatic must-win, now-or-never final lap victory at Talladega in November that will be talked about for years to come. Setbacks: Despite the series-leading achievements Keselowski did not advance to the Championship 4 for a shot at his second title in three years. In most categories his team was tops in the series, but a pair of 30th-place finishes in the final seven races ultimately cost the sport's otherwise statistical leader. Quoteworthy: "I don't know about (my having a) bad rap. I think time will dictate who and what I am, and how I race. And I'll let it be that," Keselowski said about his aggressive driving style. What's next: A 2015 championship favorite, Keselowski and his team were a threat to win every week last year and should be able to build off the series-high six wins. But he is still hungrier than ever because, despite last year's success and accomplishments, he missed the ultimate payoff. His aggressive driving style simultaneously earned him fans and created bad blood with some competitors. A pair of champions, the normally mild-mannered Matt Kenseth and four-time champ Jeff Gordon , famously had physical post-race confrontations with Keselowski down the stretch run. But Keselowski remains undaunted, unapologetic and defends his methods on and off the track. The whole Penske organization was top-shelf in 2014 with his teammate Joey Logano scoring five wins and advancing to the Homestead season finale with a shot at the big trophy. Keselowski would like to join him in 2015 and insists it's a matter of "refinement," not any major overhaul that will make the difference. "We won six races and it was the second year in five years that we have been in Cup that we have won more races than anyone else," Keselowski said. "And that's a pretty good batting percentage. We certainly drew a lot of attention for wins and other stuff, but that's all part of the roller coaster that makes the season so much fun to be a part of. … There's all kinds of passion and it's defined in all different ways." FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule