Sears Point: Dodge teams 'keys to success"

Keys to Success: Save Mart 350 - Infineon Raceway SONOMA, Calif., (June 20, 2009) -- Each race weekend, random Dodge Motorsports crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members give their insight on the 'keys to success' for the...

Keys to Success: Save Mart 350 - Infineon Raceway

SONOMA, Calif., (June 20, 2009) -- Each race weekend, random Dodge Motorsports crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members give their insight on the 'keys to success' for the upcoming race. This week, the green flag drops at the 1.99-mile, road course of Infineon Raceway for the Save Mart 350.

Race Record: Ricky Rudd, 81.007 mph (July 23, 2002)

Trivia Question: Infineon Raceway sits in the heart of California's wine country of Sonoma and Napa valleys. How many gallons of wine does California produce annually? (Answer Below)

Sam Hornish Jr. (Driver, No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge) "It is very important to take care of your front valance on a road course. You have to be careful with all the curves and be aware that getting your wheels off course can cause damage. Brakes are obviously important in these types of races, as is fuel mileage. There is a fine line between aggressive and smooth driving on a road course."

Pat Tryson (Crew Chief, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge) "Forward bit and braking are the two things here that are always key. You have to be able to get off of Turn 11 with some forward bite. Fuel mileage will be a factor all day, but you have to get your car to brake well and get off the corners."

Answer to Trivia Question: Over 17 million gallons, enough to fill 944,444.444 NSCS cars

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Sam Hornish Jr.