CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Brad Keselowski may soon become an owner-driver in the NASCAR Cup Series.
According to a published report by motorsport.com’s Jim Utter, Keselowski has been offered an opportunity to become co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing.
The article states that the 37-year-old driver would become a full-time driver for the team in addition to becoming a co-owner of the operation that currently fields two Cup Series entries, alongside team founder Jack Roush and the Fenway Sports Group.
The agreement reportedly would make Keselowski the driver of the No. 6 Ford, though, it is unclear what that would mean for veteran driver Ryan Newman, who currently wheels that car.
Keselowski, the 2012 Cup Series champion, is competing under a one-year contract with Team Penske. Keselowski has driven for the team since the end of the 2009 season.
Keselowski ran his first full season with Team Penske in 2010 and has earned 34 of his 35 Cup Series victories for team owner Roger Penske.
A partnership with Roush Fenway Racing would also keep Keseloski in the Ford Motor Co. stable.
This would not be the first time Keselowski has served as a team owner in NASCAR, though it would be his first at NASCAR’s top level. He previously owned Brad Keselowski Racing, which competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 2008 to 2017.
Owner/drivers have a long history in NASCAR, with some of the sport’s most successful drivers also taking on an ownership role. Most recently Denny Hamlin joined the ownership ranks by launching 23XI Racing alongside NBA legend Michael Jordan.