Qualifying: Sat., Sept. 26 @ 10am ET on Fox Sports 1
NCWTS Pre-Race Coverage: Sat., Sept. 26 @12:30pm ET on Fox Sports 1
UNOH 175: Sat., Sept. 26 @1pm ET on Fox Sports 1, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM Channel 90
Home Race for Theriault: Austin Theriault (@AustinTheriault) will make his first New Hampshire NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start Saturday afternoon in the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150 is a native of Fort Kent, Maine and considers the 1.058-mile speedway his home track on the NASCAR circuit.
Austin Theriault/Brad Keselowski Racing Notes
- 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
- Previous NHMS experience includes NASCAR Xfinity Series start with JR Motorsports (2014) plus NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (2012) and NASCAR American Canadian Tour (2011)
DID YOU KNOW?
The Keselowski family has enjoyed much success at NHMS. Bob Keselowski, Brad's father, has two wins NCWTS owner: Dennis Setzer (1999) and Terry Cook (2002). Brad won the 2014 Sprint Cup race (July) plus NASCAR Xfinity Series wins in 2012 and 2014
Both Brad Keselowski Racing entries finished inside the top 10 one year ago at NHMS: Tyler Reddick (eighth) and Ryan Blaney (10th)
Austin Theriault - No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150: "Loudon is my home track and the only chance a lot of my friends and family have to see me race all year so that would make running well in the Cooper Standard Ford F-150 even sweeter. It's a fine line between getting through the center but still having the forward drive that you need. You've got to be able to get in the gas as quick as you can, especially when you're under people getting in the corner through the center but making sure you don't get loose. When you get back in the gas you've got to stay turning at the same time so you kind of prevent yourself from washing up into someone or getting aero loose."
Chad Kendrick - Crew Chief, No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150: "We carry so much speed through the center of the corner that it's difficult to get a truck to turn and that's going to be a challenge. We have to get our Cooper Standard Ford F-150 turning better than our competitors so it rotates well and Austin can get it pointed straight off the corner. Loudon is a challenging place to pass and I'm glad that Austin has experience there."