Darlington: Brad Keselowski qualifying report

Keselowski Will Start Ninth in Southern 500 at Darlington DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 7, 2010) Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger, led the Penske Racing trio of Cup Series drivers with a ninth-place qualifying effort...

Keselowski Will Start Ninth in Southern 500 at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 7, 2010) Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger, led the Penske Racing trio of Cup Series drivers with a ninth-place qualifying effort for the Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night. Drivers Kurt Busch and Sam Hornish, Jr. qualified in 14th and 25th place, respectively.

Keselowski posted a fast-lap time of 27.498 seconds at a speed of 178.835 miles per hour during qualifying at the famed 1.366-mile oval known as the Lady in Black. The effort secured the ninth starting position for the No. 12 Dodge.

That was a solid run for our Penske Dodge, said Keselowski. You have to qualify up front at Darlington for what is going to be a very long night. The track really challenges you mentally and physically and anything that we can do to make it easier on ourselves is a bonus. I didnt think that it was that fast of a run. Im still trying to learn these cars, trying to figure out whats a good lap. It sure feels good. Our guys have worked really hard on the Cup side to give me good, fast race cars. If we stay out of trouble, I think that we should be competitive tomorrow night.

-source: penske

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kurt Busch , Brad Keselowski , Sam Hornis
Teams Team Penske