This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-729 during Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). This will mark the first race for this brand-new chassis. Brad Keselowski on the challenge of...
This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-729 during Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). This will mark the first race for this brand-new chassis.
Brad Keselowski on the challenge of racing 600 miles
"Racing 600 miles, in one sitting, is very challenging. We've had a couple weekends this year where rain has forced us to run both the Nationwide and Cup Series races on the same day. Those equaled to over 800 miles. The difference is they weren't in one sitting. We were able to get out of the car, stretch our legs and get something to drink. You don't have that luxury in the Coca-Cola 600. It can wear you down physically, as well as mentally, and you need to be prepared for it."
Brad Keselowski on racing on Memorial Day weekend
"Memorial Day weekend has to be the biggest weekend of racing of the year. To start the day you can watch the Indianapolis 500, where Team Penske is going for their 16th win. Then you can tune in a few hours later to catch one of the best stock car races in the Coca-Cola 600. Memorial Day weekend has always been one of my favorite weekends not only as a driver, but as a fan as well. There is just so much on-track action that it makes for a perfect day to have people over and watch some great racing."
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Crew chief Jay Guy on preparing for the Coca-Cola 600
"The 600 is such a demanding race on the car, crew and driver. The car has to last all 600 miles without having any mechanical failures and the driver and crew have to stay mentally and physically sharp. We tried some different packages last week in the All-Star event and we feel really good about our chances this week. The car we are taking, from an aerodynamic standpoint, is one of the best that Penske Racing has ever built. This team is close to taking the next step and we need a good, solid finish at Charlotte to continue the momentum we've been building."