Martinsville II: Brad Keselowski preview

* This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-741 during Sunday's Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. This is a brand-new chassis to the No. 12 fleet. * No. 12 Penske Dodge in 2010... After 31 ...

* This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-741 during Sunday's Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. This is a brand-new chassis to the No. 12 fleet.

* No. 12 Penske Dodge in 2010... After 31 events, Keselowski and the No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team currently sit 25th in the Cup Series driver and owner point standings.

Brad Keselowski on building on his debut at Martinsville Speedway this spring

"The No. 12 team had a very successful race at Martinsville in the spring. That was my Cup debut and even though I had a few Truck Series starts there, it was really like going there for the first time. We ran solidly in the top-15 for most of the day and we were able to bring our car home in pretty good shape. I was really proud of the effort that everyone put in. Hopefully, we can ratchet that up a notch or two and get a top-10 effort out of it this weekend."

Brad Keselowski on whether brakes are still important at Martinsville Speedway

"Martinsville will always be a track that is hard on brakes. Yes, the braking systems have come a long way over the last 10 years or so. But if you give us more brakes or better brakes, we are going to use more brakes to the point that we will damage the sidewall of the tire. Overheating the brakes is something that is easy to do because you are going so hard every lap as passing is difficult at Martinsville. Managing your brakes is part of being a successful short-track racer."

Crew chief Jay Guy on preparing for Martinsville Speedway

"Everyone on the No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team is excited to go back to Martinsville. We had a strong showing in the spring race and built a brand new car for this weekend. Hopefully, the weather cooperates and we can get our qualifying session in. A strong starting position would get us off to a good start to the race weekend, as well as a favorable pit stall selection. I'm sure Brad learned a lot from his first Cup Series start at Martinsville in the spring. We're looking to translate that into our first top-10 of the season."

-source: penske racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Brad Keselowski