UPDATE: The American Ethanol e15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway has been postponed due to rain and will be run at 10:30am ET Saturday, September 19.
Austin will start 12th on the field.
Race: Saturday, Sept. 19 @ 10:30am ET (Fox Sports 1, MRN, Sirius XM Channel 90)
Theriault Returns to the 29: Austin Theriault (@AustinTheriault) returns to the cockpit of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150 in the American Ethanol e15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway (Joliet, Ill.) and is scheduled to compete in the final eight races of the 2015 season. Theriault will make his first Chicagoland NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start on Friday night.
Austin Theriault/Brad Keselowski Racing Notes
- Will be making his sixth NCWTS start this season and first since Iowa (race No. 9)
- Best finish this season is a fourth place finish in season opening race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway
- Claimed a fifth place finish at Texas Motor Speedway (third start) - his second top five
- Has three top 10 finishes in five starts
DID YOU KNOW? Brad Keselowski Racing has four consecutive top five finishes at Chicagoland Speedway dating back to 2011. The company has also led at least one lap in each of those four races (66 laps total). Team owner Brad Keselowski owns the best finish by a BKR entry (second place in 2013)
What they are saying:
Austin Theriault - No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150: "It's exciting to be back behind the wheel of the Cooper Standard Ford F-150. Chicagoland is kind of similar to some of the mile-and-a-halfs that I've been to before like Texas. I feel like running good at Texas is a pretty good indicator of having the ability to jump into the truck at Chicagoland and be competitive. Both teams at BKR have been working hard and we've been gaining speed. I'm looking forward to getting out on the track for practice and hope to bring home a solid top five finish."
Chad Kendrick - Crew Chief, No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150: "One of the big challenges for the Cooper Standard team this weekend will be the weather conditions. If the temperature drops into the low 50s or upper 40s it becomes a huge momentum race. It was colder last year and Ryan (Blaney) ran wide open in the race for like 18 laps in a row. But if it's warmer, Chicagoland becomes more of a handling track because of the tire wear and the drivers have to start lifting plus you've got to get across the bumps."