Texas II: Brad Keselowski preview

* This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-720 during Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). Keselowski drove this chassis to a 19th-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in August * No....

* This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-720 during Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). Keselowski drove this chassis to a 19th-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in August

* No. 12 Penske Dodge in 2010... After 33 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 this weekend's race at Texas Motor Speedway

"Texas really is a unique racetrack, a unique layout. From above it looks like any normal 1.5-mile track, but the transitions into and off the corners are quite a bit different than Charlotte, Las Vegas or any of the other mile-and-a-halfs. There is a lot of banking into the corners, which means you can carry a lot of speed in and to the center, but you lose that speed on exit as the track flattens out. It's difficult because normally you can carry the same amount of grip and speed on both corner entry and corner exit. You have to adjust accordingly and sometimes that's hard to do at 180 miles per hour. It's easy to find yourself in trouble, especially off of Turn 2."

Crew chief Jay Guy on the team's momentum heading into Texas Motor Speedway

"We're really starting to pick up some momentum with the No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger. We've known all year long that we could run up front and top-10 finishes in the last two races have validated that thinking. Everyone on this team has continued to work hard to give us something to build on for 2011. Now we just need to continue that this weekend at Texas, a track with a lot of unique characteristics. It has bumps in Turn 2 and has aged to where grip becomes a big factor late into a run. We want to set the car up to run the bottom, but yet, still have the flexibility to run various lines through the corners."

-source: penske racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Brad Keselowski