Keselowski Stable car to feature NBA superstar’s foundation racing in Michigan – Macomb Daily
Chris Buescher’s car will showcase the LeBron James Family Foundation in its paint scheme during the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 race at Michigan International Speedway on August 7.
Buescher drives the No. 17 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing, a team that Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski bought after leaving Team Penske last year.
Buescher’s program will spotlight LJFF and its I PROMISE program, which the foundation says serves more than 1,600 students and their families with resources.
“To see our foundation represented alongside one of NASCAR’s most iconic racing teams shows our kids in Akron that anything is possible and nothing is beyond their reach,” said Michele Campbell, Executive Director. of the LeBron James Family Foundation.
“It’s amazing that our partners at RFK Racing have created this opportunity for them to connect with racing in a meaningful way that opens up a whole new world of possibilities for our kids and families.”
The car‘s design will feature the green and gold colors of the LeBron James Family Foundation, as well as his iconic crown logo, the phrase I PROMISE and ‘est. Akron’ as a nod to his hometown.
James of the Los Angeles Lakers is a minority owner of Fenway Sports Group, a parent company of RFK Racing, which is co-owned by Fenway, Jack Roush and Keselowski.
Keselowski drives Mustang #6. He is aiming for his first Cup victory at MIS.
Buescher is 23rd and Keselowski 28th in the driver standings.
MIS is RFK’s most successful track with 13 Cup Series wins and 23 NASCAR National Touring Series wins.
Josh Bilicki’s No. 77 Chevrolet will sport a paint scheme from Michigan State University at MIS.
Spartan trainers Tom Izzo and Mel Tucker will serve as co-grand marshals and give the order to start the engines before the FireKeepers Casino 400. MSU supporter Aaron Zeigler owns Zeigler Auto Group, a sponsor of Bilicki’s Camaro .
“This is a tremendous opportunity for us to represent Michigan State athletics and our great university at a NASCAR event and at one of the premier auto racing facilities at Michigan International Speedway,” said Izzo. , MSU’s men’s basketball coach, in a statement.
Tucker, the Spartans’ football coach, said Zeigler had “a relentless mindset, and it’s an innovative way to represent MSU.”
Bilicki, 27, a part-time driver for Spire Motorsports in the Cup Series. The FireKeepers 400 starts at 3 p.m.