Homestead: Dodge teams "keys for success"

Keys for Success: Ford 400- Homestead-Miami Speedway HOMESTEAD, Fla., (Nov. 15, 2008) -- As the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series readies for tomorrow's season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dodge Motorsports takes an inside look at the ...

Keys for Success: Ford 400- Homestead-Miami Speedway

HOMESTEAD, Fla., (Nov. 15, 2008) -- As the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series readies for tomorrow's season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dodge Motorsports takes an inside look at the on-track 'keys for success' at the 1.5-mile, variable-banked oval. Each race weekend, random crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members will give their insight on what to watch for when the green flag drops.

Trivia Question (answer below): Last night's launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavor at NASA's Kennedy Space Center was the 124th space shuttle flight and the 27th to the International Space Center. How much equivalent horsepower does a space shuttle produce?

Donnie Wingo, Crew Chief, No. 41 Target Dodge Charger -- "Homestead is one of those places where you start (the race) out warm and you need a car that can adjust going into the evening. In the past here the track usually gets tighter, but with the COT it just seems to be that which ever end you have the least amount of grip on is what you got. We went with a similar setup to what Juan (Pablo Montoya) went with because they were pretty strong all day yesterday. The 42 team did the tire test down here and I think that helped us out a little bit. The temperature is going to be cooler tomorrow and we're just going to have to watch the track and see how loose-to-tight it gets and when that happens and be able to adjust to it."

Answer to trivia questions: The maximum equivalent horsepower developed by the three main engines of the Space Shuttle is just over 37 million horsepower.*

*Source: NASA

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