BK Racing is a small, two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup operation that has been around since 2012. They’ve never finished higher than eighth in their two years of competition, but are bringing in a couple young guns in an attempt to improve their performance this year. David Reutimann (33rd in points in 2013) and Travis Kvapil (31st in points in 2013) were BK Racing’s drivers least season, but now, they currently find themselves out of a job. Their replacements? Twenty-year-old Alex Bowman and 21-year-old Ryan Truex.
Truex has just three starts at the Cup level while Bowman has none. Despite little experience behind the wheel of the Gen-6, these two should be able to hold their own in their rookie season. Bowman has six ARCA wins and enjoyed a fairly impressive debut year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013 with two poles, two top five’s, six top 10’s and an 11th place finish in the standings. Ryan has two K&N East titles to his credit and has been very close to victory lane at the Nationwide level in the past.
There has been an altercations to the numbers that BK Racing runs as well. They fielded the No. 83 and the No. 93 in 2013, but it’s now the No. 23 (for sponsor, Dr. Pepper) and the No. 83. This announcement means that we will now have eight drivers competing for Rookie of the Year honors in 2014 … the most NASCAR has seen in at least 15 years.
Nick DeGroot is a Contributing Writer for Rant Sports NASCAR. Connect With Him on Twitter @ndegroot89.