DODGE NATIONWIDE DRIVERS: Brad Keselowski, No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger "All 1.5-mile tracks are different, but it's very hard to see that from the stands or on television. Charlotte is extremely weather sensitive. Small changes in track...
DODGE NATIONWIDE DRIVERS:
Brad Keselowski, No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger
"All 1.5-mile tracks are different, but it's very hard to see that from the stands or on television. Charlotte is extremely weather sensitive. Small changes in track temperature drastically affect the speed and handling of our race cars. So that makes Charlotte a unique challenge. Over the last few years the asphalt has started to age a little. So the cars are starting to slide around a little more and that makes it a fun place to race. We've won a short-track race and a restrictor-plate race already this season. I feel good about the new car we are taking to Charlotte, so hopefully we'll get our first intermediate win this weekend."
Justin Allgaier, No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger
"Charlotte is a great track in terms of the 1.5-mile speedways. The front straightaway, I swear it's flat. As you drive into Turn 1, you're looking at this massive asphalt wall. Your brain tells you to lift, but your right foot stays in the throttle. The track has a lot of speed. It's also got some character in terms of bumpiness. It's a fun place to race, especially in front of so many Penske Racing employees and their families."
Parker Kligerman, No. 42 Team 42 Dodge
"I know its so cliche to say, but I am actually really excited to be racing in Charlotte this weekend. We will be running the same chassis that we raced in California and Las Vegas. Team 42, with an assist from Penske Racing, has updated the body on that car, which I think will help us find some speed on the race track. With that said, I know after our competitive run at Talladega, everyone at Team 42 is excited to get back to the track and get the results we know we can achieve."
-source: dodge motorsports