Richmond II: Dodge Motorsports preview

DODGE MOTORSPORTS QUOTE OF THE WEEK "We're focused on winning this weekend at Richmond, picking up those valuable bonus points entering the Chase and going into those final 10 races with a lot of momentum and a full-steam-ahead attitude. Some of...

DODGE MOTORSPORTS QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"We're focused on winning this weekend at Richmond, picking up those valuable bonus points entering the Chase and going into those final 10 races with a lot of momentum and a full-steam-ahead attitude. Some of the guys have won more races already this season and have more bonus points built up. We need to try to even the score and get on a more level playing field as we head on to Loudon (New Hampshire Motor Speedway) and kick off this year's Chase."

Kurt Busch, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger

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"Saturday night at Richmond always produces exciting racing. The track seems to widen out during the race and it allows for some great side-by-side racing. It is important to get the car turning well through the center of the corners while still having the rear secure under throttle on exit. Richmond has been a strong track for Sam in NASCAR with two top-10 finishes there last season."

Travis Geisler, crew chief, No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger

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"Richmond has been a really strong track for us through the years and we're looking to continue that level of success there this weekend. We finished second there last September and had a really strong Miller Lite Dodge Charger. The record book looks like we struggled in the spring race there and finished 18th, but it really doesn't tell the whole story. The fact was that we got the car back to the shop and found out that we left the sway bar loose. When that happens, you're faced with trying to tackle a loose race car and that was definitely the case at Richmond back in the May race."

Kurt Busch, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger

"I've always enjoyed racing at Richmond International Raceway and have been able to find success there in both NASCAR and the IndyCar Series. Last season, the Mobil 1 team earned top-10 finishes in both races at Richmond and we know we are capable of a strong finish this weekend. Richmond is a multi-groove race track and that makes for exciting racing, but patience is so important. You have to put yourself in position to be there at the end of the race when it matters most."

Sam Hornish Jr. No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger

"We need to find just a little more raw speed this weekend when we get back to Richmond. Our qualifying effort was very solid, but we just missed it a little bit on the race setup. We were competitive at the end thanks to a lot of hard work on pit road, but we want to start the race a little better. If we can find those precious tenths of a second -- and those last tenths are the hardest to find -- I think we can run inside the top-10, or higher."

Brad Keselowski, No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger

-source: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kurt Busch , Brad Keselowski , Travis Geisler , Sam Hornish Jr.