Charlotte II: Brad Keselowski preview

* This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-733 during Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). Keselowski last drove this chassis to a 25th-place finish at Atlanta Motor ...

* This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-733 during Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). Keselowski last drove this chassis to a 25th-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway in September.

* No. 12 Penske Dodge in 2010... After 30 events, Keselowski and the No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team currently sit 25th in the Cup Series driver and owner point standings.

Brad Keselowski on the Charlotte Motor Speedway surface since the 2006 repaving

"The surface at Charlotte Motor Speedway is in great shape. They have done an outstanding job with that racetrack. The repave on it was awesome and it continues to get better with a little bit of aging on it. The track has survived the summer months very well without bleaching out, which is what we see at a lot of racetracks. That smooth surface is a lot of fun to race on. It's also very fast. Charlotte is definitely one of the fastest tracks we visit now and a lot of that has to do with the surface."

Brad Keselowski on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway

"Racing in the Southeast, in general, is special because that is where a large crop of our fan base is from. That makes it entertaining in itself. You want to race in markets where people get excited about the sport. Charlotte is the hub of our sport. We all live here. It's just an enjoyable weekend. Racing at night just enhances that. Charlotte is very fast under the lights. It has a lot of grip and I think we'll put on a very good show for all of those enthusiastic fans that will show up."

Crew chief Jay Guy on preparing for Charlotte Motor Speedway

"This No. 12 Penske Dodge team is really looking forward to racing under the lights at CMS this weekend. Penske Racing, as a whole, had a strong run there in May. We feel like we have developed our Charlotte package even more and should have an even better race on Saturday. We know that our cars can win at CMS and everyone here is expecting great things this weekend. We've made some great strides, aerodynamically, and our cars are as good as they have ever been for this package."

-source: penske racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Brad Keselowski
Teams Team Penske