CONCORD, NC – (November 13, 2015) – After being sidelined for the past four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events, Austin Theriault, driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard BKR Ford F-150, is making plans for his return at the series finale Ford EcoBoost 200 at the Homestead Miami Speedway on Friday, November 20.
Theriault, a truck series rookie, who has competed in eight races this season for Brad Keselowski Racing was injured on October 3rd during the running of the Rhino Linings 350 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“I’m thrilled at the prospect of getting back behind the wheel of the Cooper Standard F-150 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’s been a busy six weeks working to get back to 100% and I couldn’t have done it without the great team of doctors that were assembled. I’m focused on finishing the season strong and then shifting our focus towards 2016,” said Theriault.
During Theriault’s recovery, Brad Keselowski Racing has substituted three different drivers to keep the No. 29 Cooper Standard F-150 team on-track. “Everyone recognizes that the health of the athletes is what’s most important in these situations. We’re very much in support of that, especially with young drivers like Austin. He’s going to be around for a long time and we feel he’s going to be a star, and we don’t want to sacrifice any of his long-term health just to get him in a race sooner,” said Jeremy Thompson, BKR General Manager.
Theriault looks for a strong finish at the series finale while attempting to keep his BKR team among the top-ten trucks in the final NASCAR Owners’ Championship point’s standings. Live coverage of the Ford EcoBoost 200 from the Homestead-Miami Speedway can be seen on Fox Sports 1 starting at 8:00 p.m.