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Brad Keselowski reveals the new NASCAR charter deal.
Brad Keselowski is providing light on how NASCAR’s most recent charter deal will benefit teams going ahead.

Speaking with Bob Pockrass of FOX Sports, Keselowski outlined how funding in 2024 differs from how teams were sponsored a few decades ago. With changes in team sponsorship, each NASCAR team has had to stretch their money further, and Keselowski hopes to bridge the gap.

If I go back 20 years, the dynamic for funding a team was 90 percent sponsorship and 10 percent outside revenues, which could be race purses or other sources,” Keselowski told Pockrass.

“And if you look at where we are now, it may be closer to 75 percent sponsorship and 25 percent purse or outside revenue, so to speak. The new charter agreement is expected to bring the ratio closer to 65-35, a significant shift.However, it does not completely flip the script. It’s simply a step in the right path.

Even a five percent improvement in Kesleowski’s eyes could go a long way toward keeping the product on track. It’s still not great or what it used to be, but it’s something Keselowski and the rest of NASCAR’s team owners can live with.

However, the shift could benefit RFK Racing and Brad Keselowski as the team continues to improve in the Cup Series. It will be up to Keselowski and his peers to make it worthwhile, but it appears that a good chance has arrived.

Brad Keselowski examines Chris Buescher’s chances of winning a race and making the playoffs.
This season represents a stark contrast to the previous two for Brad Keselowski, Chris Buescher, and RFK Racing. Buescher is still looking for a win this year, while the NASCAR champion and team co-owner already has one.

Chris Buescher won the Southern 500 in 2022, despite being unable to advance to the playoffs. Then, last season, he won back-to-back races in Michigan and Richmond before winning Daytona for three wins in five weeks, sending him into the playoffs.

Brad Keselowski leads the way this year after winning at Darlington. Meanwhile, Buescher has gone as close to winning this season as anyone in NASCAR history has without actually winning the trophy.

In a conversation with FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass, Keselowski discussed Kansas, Buescher’s postseason chances, and more.

“I think it shows you how fickle this sport is,” Keselowski explained. “Chris has had some fantastic races. He is now on a nice stretch of competitive runs. Maybe Gateway didn’t go as planned, but look at Sonoma, New Hampshire, and even Charlotte, where he ran quite well, and Kansas, where he came as close to winning as you can physically get [without winning]. And Darlington, you are aware.

“He’s in a stretch of races where he could win any week; he’s doing everything perfectly, but he hasn’t had any breaks. “Watch out when he does that.”

RFK Racing has been able to hit on things in recent years. They’ve come a long way. Now all they have to do is get both of their cars to Victory Lane in the same season.

Jonathan Howard from On3 contributed to this story.

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