Michigan: Dodge Motorsports preview

Howard Comstock, Dodge Motorsports Engineering RACING AT MICHIGAN INT'L SPEEDWAY "Now we'll see if all of the engine dynamometer durability testing pays off. What I mean is if you want to know if an engine is durable, you put it on the dyno and...

Howard Comstock, Dodge Motorsports Engineering

RACING AT MICHIGAN INT'L SPEEDWAY "Now we'll see if all of the engine dynamometer durability testing pays off. What I mean is if you want to know if an engine is durable, you put it on the dyno and program in the toughest test it'll see all year. That test is a trace of the RPM cycles the engine will see in the 400 miles at Michigan. High speed means high RPM and with very wide and fast corners, the engine never gets a break."

DODGE QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Sam Hornish Jr. -- No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger

"I've seen more races from the stands at Michigan than I'll ever have the opportunity to participate in for sure. The track is only about 45 minutes from my hometown in Ohio. It's pretty cool to compete at Michigan when I've seen so many IndyCar and NASCAR races there with my family."

DODGE DRIVERS

Kurt Busch, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger

"When we get out there on Sunday for the race, it's like all the manufacturers have moved their temporary headquarters to Brooklyn, Mich., for the day. We'll be doing everything we possibly can to put our Dodge Charger into the winner's circle and party down with all our great friends at Dodge.

"We've been so proud to take Dodge to Victory Lane in the Atlanta and Charlotte points races and in the big Sprint All-Star Race win. But, winning this weekend at Michigan -- at their home track right there in their backyard -- would be extra cool and extremely gratifying."

Sam Hornish Jr., No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger

"It's going to be hard to tell what the race will be like in Michigan this weekend. Last year, both of the races were fuel mileage races, so we'll have to make sure we play that out the right way. California and Michigan are a lot alike and we ran well at California earlier this year, so I've been looking forward to this weekend. It's my home race and we get to go home and see family and friends. I always look forward to it for a lot of reasons other than the fact that I like the race track."

Brad Keselowski, No 12 Dodge Charger

"I had so much fun at Michigan last year. It's one of those tracks that mean so much to me and my family. I remember going there watching my dad race back when I was a little kid and can remember coming through that tunnel amazed at how big this place was to me. It will be fun to be back home and race in front of your family and friends. It's in Dodge's backyard and we certainly know how important of a race it is for them. They've been a tremendous help to our program this year and to get them in victory lane would be awesome."

-source: dodge motorsports

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