Theriault Still Sidelined,Out Of #29 Truck In ’16
Fort Kent's Austin Theriault will not be racing the #29 NASCAR truck in Texas this weekend and now he know he won't be in the #29 truck next year.
Theriault continues to rehab from injuries suffered in that crash at the Las Vegas race last month. Doctors will not clear him for the Texas race. And he's a no go for the race in Phoenix next weekend.
Theriault says doctors are more upbeat about the season finale race in Miami November 20th.
Meanwhile, truck team owner Brad Kesolowski has announced 2016 plans for the #29 and #19 trucks - and they do not include Theriault.
BKR Racing will move Tyler Reddick into the #29 truck full-time (from the #19 truck). Daniel Hemric (rookie driver with NTS Motorsports) will race full-time in the #19 truck and will bring sponsors with him.
Theriault writes on his Facebook page, " I remain grateful for the opportunity to drive the #29 this year. Working with everyone at BKR has been immensely rewarding, both professionally and personally. Unfortunately, due to lack of sponsorship, I don't have any full-time opportunities...I remain encouraged that we will partner with the right sponsors and the right racing opportunities will open up."
BKR Racing says it will look to field a third truck team using a variety of drivers.
Theriault is 24th in points after driving in just 8 races. He was scheduled to be behind the wheel for 13 races.