SNAKE BITTEN IN THE DESERT: Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of the few tracks that have not been kind to Brad Keselowski in his career, especially in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. He’s had a car capable of winning on several occasions, but not the luck. Keselowski entered last year’s event on the heels of back-to-back top-five finishes. He had strong car but fuel issues on pit road kept him from challenging for the victory.
TRACK RECORD HOLDER: Keselowski captured his first Coors Light Pole Award as a member of Penske Racing in the 2010 Sam’s Town 300 qualifying session with a lap of 29.122 seconds, a blistering track record that still stands.
BRAD KESELOWSKI, NO. 22 DISCOUNT TIRE FORD
DOES IT FEEL LIKE LAS VEGAS OWES YOU ONE? “It’s easy to fall into a trap of thinking that you deserve a win at a track where you’ve had bad luck. One thing I’m always fond of saying is that past successes, or failures, do not guarantee future successes or failures. I know I’ve had cars good enough to win at Las Vegas. If that continues to happen I’m confident we’ll get one soon.”
DESCRIBE A LAP AROUND LAS VEGAS “Things happen in a hurry at Las Vegas. Wrecks happen fast because you can quickly run up on another competitor and you can’t waste time getting around someone. It’s a momentum racetrack, for sure.”
JEREMY BULLINS, CREW CHIEF NO. 22 DISCOUNT TIRE FORD
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS WEEKEND’S RACE? “It’s been a great start to the season, but now we get to our biggest test yet. The mile-and-a-half tracks have been our bread and butter. I think we are all anxious to see how we fare at Las Vegas this weekend because we know that Brad will give us a barometer for the program.”