Darlington: Dodge teams "keys to success"

Keys for Success: Dodge Challenger 500 - Darlington Raceway DARLINGTON S.C., (May 9, 2008) -- Each race weekend, random Dodge Motorsports crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members will give their insight on the 'keys to success'...

Keys for Success: Dodge Challenger 500 - Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON S.C., (May 9, 2008) -- Each race weekend, random Dodge Motorsports crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members will give their insight on the 'keys to success' for the upcoming race. This week, the green flag drops at the 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval at Darlington Raceway for the Dodge Challenger 500.

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ROBBY GORDON (No. 7 Jim Beam Dodge Charger) "Qualifying and track position will be key. You're on the edge every lap around this track. It's a completely different race track from what we are use to. Look at how many cars are banged-up here during the practices today. It's tough."

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KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) "Just don't hit he wall. I think every car on the track is going to hit it (wall), it's just how hard is everyone going to hit it. It's a pretty tough track. It's fast. It's really going to be tough to pass. I think the key is mainly how hard you're going to hit it (wall), that's a big thing."

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ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 McDonalds Dodge Charger) "You better be paying attention and race the track; it's tricky. It's still Darlington, but it's going to be tough first-time racing here. The track is smooth without a lot of bumps, but you're still seeing plenty of 'Darlington Stripes'. You can pretty much run wide open. You're going to see a lot of side-by-side racing. Most likely we'll be running single file most of the night. Pit strategy will be interesting. You may see a lot of two-tire and no-tire stops during the race."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jim Beam