Richmond: Dodge Motorsports preview

DODGE AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - Dodge has 17 wins at Richmond including three since the manufacturer returned to NASCAR's premier series in 2001. Kasey Kahne, No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger "Whether our results show it or not, I...

DODGE AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

- Dodge has 17 wins at Richmond including three since the manufacturer returned to NASCAR's premier series in 2001.

Kasey Kahne, No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger

"Whether our results show it or not, I feel like we're usually a pretty fast car. We're usually real close to a top-10 or top-15 car. The wreck at Talladega hurt us in the points and that was a deal that you just can't control. Richmond, Charlotte, Dover and Darlington -- all those tracks I've ran well at. This could be a good month or month and a half for us to get back to where we need to be and hopefully back in the top 10 in points." Sam Hornish Jr., Mobil 1 Dodge Charger

"I've always enjoyed competing at Richmond because it's a multi-groove racetrack and that makes for exciting racing for drivers and fans alike. Patience is always important at short tracks because the goal is to be there in the end. We've made great strides in our short-track program -- my first top-10 in Cup Series competition came just a couple of weeks ago in Phoenix -- and I am excited to continue the momentum of this No. 77 at a track where I have had great success in the past."

Reed Sorenson, No. 43 McDonald's McCafe Dodge Charger

"I like Richmond. It's getting better and better as the asphalt gets older because the groove seems to be getting wider and wider. We can now run two-wide around the track and you can move around the track to make your car better or worse. Richmond is one of the coolest tracks where you can run side by side and give a good show to the fans. It's a good size track with just enough banking to give it some speed and really good racing."

AJ Allmendinger, No. 44 PVA.org King's Cup Dodge Charger

Richmond is a great track. I think it is fast enough for fans to feel our speed but its small enough where we can beat and bang. We need to get back on track at Richmond and get back to running well. We just got caught up in someone else's wreck at Talladega. It's a long season and you know you are going to go through some stuff like this."

David Stremme, No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger

"Richmond is a great place. It is a wide track so you can pass, unlike some of the other short tracks we go to. It is crucial to not use up the brakes early in the race as they are paramount. You carry a lot of speed into the corners and need to be able to get the car slowed, pointed and be able to get back on the gas early to have a competitive car. It is a great track for the fans as well as the competitors and I am looking forward to Saturday night."

Travis Geisler, Crew Chief, No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger

"I am excited about going to Richmond this weekend after our top-10 run in Phoenix. There are a lot of things we learned in that race that we can apply this weekend in Richmond. Our team is really starting to gel and this Saturday night will be another important test for us. With the compacted two-day schedule, there is not a lot of time to work on the car, so having a good starting point will be very important."

Pat Tryson, Crew Chief, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger

"We have a ton of momentum heading into this weekend and our goal for the weekend is to keep that going," said Tryson. "We're bringing the car we raced at Phoenix with us. Kurt really likes the car and we all are confident that we can get the job done with it and reach our goal at Richmond on Saturday night."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne , David Stremme , Travis Geisler , Reed Sorenson , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Team Penske