Dodge Teams Richmond II race quotes

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Brad Keselowski, Penske Racing Dodge
Brad Keselowski, Penske Racing Dodge

Photo by: Ashley Dickerson, ASP Inc.

BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Challenger R/T) Finished 19th

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU BRUSHED AGAINST THE WALL AFTER A RESTART EARLY IN THE RACE? “I really don’t know what happened. It was unfortunate. Back to the drawing board I guess. Not sure what happened but we’ll try to figure it out. I just don’t know what happened. Maybe I did something wrong and didn’t get enough heat in the tires or what. It wasn’t good.”

LATER IN THE RACE DANICA PATRICK MADE CONTACT WITH YOU. WHAT HAPPENED? “I couldn’t see what happened. I mean obviously there was contact but I haven’t seen a replay. I don’t know.”

IT APPEARED YOUR DODGE CHALLENGER RAN WELL DESPITE THE COSMETIC DAMAGE. “It did after we came in and worked on it and we got it back right at the end. By then we had lost a lap and just couldn’t get it back.”

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TODD GORDON (Crew Chief, No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger R/T): YOU HAD A FRUSTRATING NIGHT. “We had a lot better car than what we showed. Don’t know what happened there on that restart. It seemed like the car got down on the splitter and took off up the racetrack. I’m not sure if it was that or the oil from the 40 [Josh Wise] that had oiled down the racetrack. Something happened, just not characteristic of what the car had done to that point. That kind of unraveled the night. We kept digging at it and I think we got the car where it was raceable again but just not enough cautions, not enough opportunities to work on it.”

YOUR DODGE CHALLENGER APPEARED TO RUN WELL DESPITE THE DAMAGE. “We came back and worked on the front travels ‘cause I think we bent something when we hit the wall. Once we got that back the guys did a good job getting some travel back where it needed to be in the car. You can kind of race around some things in short track racing. Damage to the left rear is less apparent, less noticeable to the race car. Tough night for the Ruby Tuesday Dodge.”

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