BK Racing announced earlier today that they have finally decided on a driver lineup for 2014 and the two chosen are quite the pair.
20-year old Alex Bowman will pilot the No.23 Dr. Pepper Toyota for the race team. Changing from the No.93 to the No.23 to honor the 23 flavors making up Dr. Pepper, Bowman tested for the organization already this year at Daytona. Veteran team engineer Dave Winston will be Bowman’s crew chief for 2013.
The young Rookie driver spent 2013 in the Nationwide Series after coming up through the K&N Pro and ARCA Series recording multiple wins.
The second driver in the BK Racing camp will be 21-year old Ryan Truex. Younger brother of Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Truex will pilot the No. 83 with Crew Chief Dale Ferguson by his side. Truex has made a handful of Sprint Cup starts with his best being 32nd at Dover in September.
With a young team of drivers, will BK Racing succeed in 2014? It’s hard to tell. Both drivers have shown potential in the lower series but moving them up too soon my prove fatal.
2014 will mark BK Racing’s third season in NASCAR. The organization debuted in 2012 with drivers Travis Kvapil, Landon Cassill and David Reutimann.