Atlanta: Dodge teams "keys to success"

Keys for Success: Kobalt Tools 500 -- Atlanta Motor Speedway HAMPTON, Ga. -- Each race weekend, random Dodge Motorsports crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members give their insight on the 'keys to success' for the upcoming ...

Keys for Success: Kobalt Tools 500 -- Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON, Ga. -- Each race weekend, random Dodge Motorsports crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members give their insight on the 'keys to success' for the upcoming race.

Trivia Question: Of the 43 drivers qualified for tomorrow's Kobalt Tools 500, how many are former race winners at Atlanta Motor Speedway?J(Answer Below)

PAT TRYSON (Crew Chief, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger)

"The key for success at Atlanta is getting the car where it drives off (the corner) really well. I don't think anybody's car is going to turn as good as they want it to. You'll see cars sliding around in the corners, so if you can get on the gas and drive off, get down the straightaways, that's where the advantage will be.

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger)

"The engine department's homework and hard work developing the new Dodge R6 engine has given us better power, better torque. You're going to need that torque, that bottom end grunt, to get off the corner here at Atlanta. I'm definitely leaning on my engine department to give us that power and torque to get down the straightaways because I know we're going to be slip-sliding in the corners."

Answer to trivia question: 12 drivers including Dodge's Kurt Busch (1) and Kasey Kahne (1) each have won a NSCS event at AMS. The others include Bobby Labonte (6), Bill Elliott (6*), Jeff Gordon (4), Carl Edwards (3), Jimmie Johnson (3), Mark Martin (2), Tony Stewart (2), Kyle Busch (1) Kevin Harvick (1) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1). jBill Elliott won The Winston in 1986 at AMS, the only time the All-Star event has been held at a track other than Lowe's Motor Speedway.

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Jimmie Johnson , Kasey Kahne , Mark Martin