Keselowski expecting to challenge for Texas win

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Dodge’s Brad Keselowski is second in the Chase for the Sprint Cup driver standings, two points behind Jimmie Johnson.

Brad Keselowski, Penske Racing Dodge
Brad Keselowski, Penske Racing Dodge

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“When you have a team like we have on the Miller Lite Dodge, it’s easy to stay calm in the face of adversity. We all have each other’s back. We like our role in this Chase. While we aren’t being overlooked by any means, there are many who think that we are still too young of a team to seriously challenge the 48 team. We like it that way. In reality, we are a very good race team that is primed to take this fight right down to the last lap at Homestead-Miami Speedway next month. I’m very confident in our abilities at Texas this weekend. The mile-and-a-half tracks have been really good to us this year. We had an awesome car in April at Texas – probably the best car I’ve ever had there – but fuel issues kept us from challenging for the win. This weekend, I’m expecting to challenge for the win.”
Brad Keselowski, No 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger

THE DODGE BOYS
Dodge’s has five victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season – all by Brad Keselowski (Bristol, Talladega, Kentucky, Chicagoland and Dover).

Dodge seeks its first Sprint Cup Series championship since 1975 (Richard Petty).

FROM THE CREW CHIEFS: “Sam has probably logged more laps at Texas than on any track where the Cup cars race. His open-wheel racing record there is impressive and he’s making great strides in stock cars there too. Sam is improving every time he returns to a track to run the Nationwide cars and the Cup cars. We’re anxious to see how competitive we can be there with our Shell-Pennzoil Dodge this weekend.”
Todd Gordon,No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger

“Texas is a place with a lot of unique characteristics. The track has bumps in Turn 2 and has aged to where grip becomes a big factor late into a run. We want to set the car up to run the bottom of the track, but yet, still have the flexibility to run various lines through the corners. One of the great things about Texas is that you can pass if you have your car set up to run the different lines that the surface gives you. We want to qualify better, that will never change, but this is a track where it’s not a hindrance if you start mid-pack. If you have a good racecar, you can get to the front. I believe we should have a fast Miller Lite Dodge on Sunday.”
Paul Wolfe, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger

SAM SAYS “I always love going to Texas and that’s certainly the case again this weekend. The track brings back a lot of special memories, especially for the success we had there during the IndyCar days. We won three races and were able to celebrate two championships there. We’re getting stronger over on the NASCAR side every time we visit the track and are optimistic that we can have a solid weekend there this time around. It’ll be a fun and challenging couple of days – running the Nationwide race on Saturday night and then the Sprint Cup race on Sunday afternoon. With AAA being one of Penske Racing’s great team sponsors and also having their name on Sunday’s Cup race, we definitely want to have the kind of performance that will make them proud there this weekend.”
Sam Hornish Jr.

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