Brad Keselowski closes truck racing team, cites finances

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Brad Keselowski celebrates after qualifying for the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Brad Keselowski is closing his truck series team at the end of the season, a decision that in part came down to him losing money on the venture.

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Brad Keselowski Racing has fielded trucks in NASCAR since 2008, and more than a dozen young drivers have come through his organization. His team has won nine Camping World Truck Series races and twice contended for the championship. Keselowski fields two full-time Fords - for Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric - and has about 50 employees.

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Yet Keselowski has not turned a profit on his passion, and has said before he loses $1 million a year on the program. Red Horse Racing also suspended its truck operations in May.

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