Dover II: Dodge Motorsports preview

DODGE MOTORSPORTS QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Dover will always be such an extraordinary track for me that holds such significance as far as my career goes. If you would have told me years ago that we'd be coming back into Dover after all these races ...

DODGE MOTORSPORTS QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"Dover will always be such an extraordinary track for me that holds such significance as far as my career goes. If you would have told me years ago that we'd be coming back into Dover after all these races without a win, I would have said, 'Man, you've gotta be kidding me.' We've had so much success at Bristol, the other high0x2010banked concrete track, you'd think we'd been able to win on the bigger one0x2010mile oval." Kurt Busch -- No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger

ENGINEERING TALK

"Last week, the Chase started at Loudon, a one-mile flat track. This week, the 12 drivers have the challenge of Dover, another one-mile track. No problem, right? Nothing could be farther from the truth. The flat, tight, slow corners of Loudon give way this week to the high-banked, wide-open and very- fast corners of Dover where drivers talk about how the car "lands" on entry to Turn 1 and Turn 3. The engineering challenge this week is to maintain the incredibly high straightaway speeds through the high-banked corners at the Monster Mile."

Howard Comstock, Dodge Motorsports Engineering

DODGE DRIVER QUOTES

"I've said all along that these next two races -- this weekend's race at Dover and the following week at Kansas -- look to be our huge challenges during the Chase. Based off what we saw there in the spring race, Dover may just be the biggest hurdle that our Miller Lite Dodge Team faces.

"It's all about consistency during the entire 20 10race stretch; logging those top0x2010fives and top0x201010s. That's definitely our goal heading into Dover this weekend. We need to come out of there on Sunday with another notch added to one of those columns."

Kurt Busch, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger

"Goodyear changed the tires around a little bit for this weekend, so hopefully we will get a better idea of where we need to be on Friday. I really like Dover; it's a fun track. It feels like one of the fastest tracks on the circuit and it's definitely one of the most physical places we run at as well.

Usually when someone wrecks at Dover, they get loose coming off the corner and slide up towards the wall. When the car slows down, they come back down the track. Everyone tries to guess where the car will go and inevitably more cars get involved in the accident. It can be like a domino effect. It's a lot like a speedway race because there aren't too many places to hide when trouble happens in front of you."

Sam Hornish Jr. No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger

"I really think I am getting more and more confident on the Cup side. That's probably the most important thing that having a year in Cup has given me. I feel like I can go out the first lap in practice and drive my car a lot harder than I used to. Everything just seems like it has become slower for me and that gives me a better feel for everything."

Brad Keselowski, No 12 Penske Dodge Charger

-source: dodge motorsports

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kurt Busch , Brad Keselowski , Sam Hornish Jr.