Although this is all speculation, 2021 could be the last season we will see the duo of Brad Keselowski and Team Penske. The 2012 Cup Series champion has been offered a driver/owner role at Roush Fenway Racing. Which, if it happens, the name would be changed to RFK (Roush Fenway Keselowski). Before this season, Keselowski signed a one-year deal with Penske, which threw some red flags. Why wouldn’t they sign him for longer? I guess this answers that question. The question now is, will Brad Keselowski go to Roush in 2022? Signs are pointing to yes.
How It Would Work
Why would Brad Keselowski move from Penske to a driver/co-owner role at Roush Fenway? I have some fast thoughts: pic.twitter.com/DR5JkHTydO— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 19, 2021
The offer stands with Brad taking the number 6 Ford Mustang reigns, currently run by veteran Ryan Newman. Newman has yet to announce if he will be stepping away from Cup after 20 years in the series. If he does stay, Roush will add a third car for him to run. This addition could also help Roush with more sponsors, and another veteran driver’s expertise is always helpful.
Austin Cindric is already lined up to run in the number 21 next year on the Penske side. That leaves Matt DiBenedetto without a ride unless Penske signs him to the number 2. Honestly, I think this could be a great fit and what better time to do it than now? Matty D has shown that he can compete at this level, although he is still looking for his first win. A move up to the number 2 could be just what he needs to finally get it and more.
I think this move could do great things on both ends of the deal. Keselowski joining Roush could give the team the boost they need to get them out of their winless drought. Not to mention the money that Keselowski would be getting from now being a part-owner. Penske would be bringing in an up-and-comer in DiBenedetto who otherwise would have to find another ride. It really works out for everyone. Keselowski has yet to make a decision, but it could take some time before we know with it being a huge decision.