Brad Keselowski is no stranger to business ventures outside of driving race cars himself. He enters the 2022 season having achieved his dream of ownership in a team at NASCAR’s top level, the Cup Series. Over the course of his career, his experience to this point is vast both inside and outside the sport.
Keselowski is the owner and founder of Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM), a vertically integrated simulation and design engineering through serial production manufacturing company with Additive Manufacturing (LPBF-M) and CNC capabilities. The KAM team is comprised of top engineering and machining talent who excel within innovation, creativity and problem solving.
His appreciation for manufacturing began at an early age as he grew up watching his dad and uncle build their own race cars and worked alongside them in the race shop. With that, Keselowski started KAM in 2018. Based in Statesville, N.C., KAM develops groundbreaking, custom solutions for several industries, including aerospace, defense, energy, automotive, and performance motorsports.
Keselowski is also a former owner in other forms of racing, having launched the careers of numerous names and stars in the sport. Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) was formed in 2007, and initially competed in select events in the ARCA Racing Series. 2008 saw BKR expand its operation to include participation in the NASCAR Truck Series, initially fielding the No. 19 truck.
The team saw its first win in a truck in 2012 when a young Ryan Blaney won at Iowa Speedway. Over the course of six seasons, Keselowski helped mold the careers of drivers like Ross Chastain, Chase Briscoe, Tyler Reddick, Daniel Hemric and Austin Cindric.
Reddick, Cindric and Hemric combined have won the previous four Xfinity Series titles with Reddick in 2018-19, Cindric claiming in the trophy in 2020, and most recently Hemric earning his first-ever NASCAR win in 2021 at the championship event in Phoenix.
After a strong run in trucks for multiple years, Keselowski announced in the summer of the 2017 season that the team would close at the end of that season.
Away from the race track, Brad is active with his Checkered Flag Foundation, which honors and assists those who have sacrificed greatly for our country. Since 2010, the foundation has supported over 50 organizations and individuals in order to help veterans and first responders during their road to recovery.