Dover International Speedway 400
· This Week’s Charger… The No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-743 during Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Keselowski raced this chassis to a 26th-place finish at Auto Club Speedway in March.
Brad Keselowski on this weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway “Coming back to Dover is really cool. I’ve run these tracks in the Nationwide and Truck series enough to have a pretty good comfort level in the Cup Series. Dover is a place where I’ve had success and it’s a great track to race on. A lap around Dover is pretty spectacular. That roller coaster feeling you get climbing and falling off the corners is amazing. I feel pretty confident going back there and I’d like to think that Dover is one of my better tracks.”
Brad Keselowski on a lap around Dover International Speedway “What makes Dover so difficult is the fact that it has so much load – you’re asking the car to do a lot of different things. Then, you combine the way that the track’s concrete rubbers-in and it really makes your front tires slick. It’s always a challenge to find front grip and what you end up doing is taking away rear grip. That just makes it more challenging to drive when your car gets sideways. With the track being concrete it makes you become a more disciplined driver. It’s the fine balance between driving your car hard and finding the finesse that you need to drive hard through the center of the corner.”
Crew chief Paul Wolfe on last weekend’s third-place finish at Darlington “It was nice to score a solid finish last weekend (at Darlington) after some of the tough breaks that we’ve caught this year. We know that we have to make our racecars faster, but to see our team come together and keep digging and take a 15th-place car to a top-three car is a step in the right direction. It’s really competitive out here and when your car isn’t perfect, you need to win the attrition battle and grind your way to positive finishes.”
-source: penske racing