Dover II: Brad Keselowski preview

SEASON STATS - Brad Keselowski enters the weekend third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings, 297 points behind leader Kyle Busch. In 27 races, Keselowski and the No. 88 team have three wins, 16 top-fives, 21 top-10s and two pole awards.

SEASON STATS - Brad Keselowski enters the weekend third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings, 297 points behind leader Kyle Busch. In 27 races, Keselowski and the No. 88 team have three wins, 16 top-fives, 21 top-10s and two pole awards. His average starting position is 13.1 and average finish is 7.5. This marks the 14th consecutive week Keselowski has been in the top-three in the point standings.

GOING FOR MONSTER TROPHY NO. 2: The No. 88 JR Motorsports team returns to Dover International Speedway as the defending track winner, as Keselowski took the lead on a green-white-checkered restart as he passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Joey Logano during the Heluva Good! 200. It was Keselowski's first of three wins this season.

TOUGH AS NAILS: Crew chief Tony Eury Sr. plans to be with his No. 88 team this weekend despite injuries sustained in a two-car accident on Sept. 13 near China Grove, N.C. Eury, 55, suffered a broken sternum, sore ribs and several cuts and abrasions in the accident. He was held overnight at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast and released the following day. Eury joined JR Motorsports as director of competition in June, 2007. He became crew chief of the 88 team in October of that year. Under his guidance, JR Motorsports has won seven races in two years, with the No. 88 team accounting for five of them.

AROUND FOR THE LONG HAUL: Keselowski and the No. 88 JR Motorsports team is the only full time Nationwide Series team to be running at the end of all 27 races this season. This has added to Keselowski's streak of 59 races without a DNF which dates back to the Las Vegas race in 2008.

KESELOWSKI AT DOVER - Keselowski returns to Dover International Speedway as the defending track winner, as he took the checkered flag in the spring race to earn his first of three wins this season. This will mark Keselowski's fifth NASCAR Nationwide Series start for JR Motorsports at Dover. Keselowski has an average start of 13.0 and average finish of 4.5, with four top-10s and two top-fives. Keselowski has also completed 100 percent (807) of the laps he's attempted at Dover for JRM.

SUCCESS ON MILE TRACKS - This season, Keselowski has performed well on tracks measuring a mile in length which include Phoenix International Raceway, Dover International Raceway, The Milwaukee Mile and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. At these tracks, Keselowski has finished no worse than third with four top-three finishes and one win. His average starting position at the mile tracks is 7.7 and average finish is 2.5.

GODADDY.COM STATS - GoDaddy.com returns to the No. 88 Chevy this weekend as the team's primary sponsor. GoDaddy has enjoyed a great deal of success with Keselowski this season with three wins, nine top-fives, 11 top-10s and an average finish of 3.7. Keselowski has not finished outside of the top-10 with GoDaddy as his primary sponsor since the spring race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

SOLID ON CONCRETE - Keselowski has been a top performer on concrete tracks (Bristol Motor Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway, and Dover International Speedway) for the past two seasons. Since 2008, Keselowski has amassed three wins (one at each track), nine top-fives, 10 top-10s and an average finish of 3.7 at concrete tracks. His only finish outside of the top-10 was a 12th place finish at Bristol earlier this season.

CHASSIS NO. 403 - The No. 88 GoDaddy.com team will run Chassis No. 403 this weekend in the Dover 200. This car was last run at Bristol Motor Speedway where Keselowski started from the pole and finished third. No. 403 has been a favorite for the 88 team and has seen victory lane twice this season at Dover and Iowa.

KESELOWSKI (on returning to Dover) - "I'm obviously excited to get back to Dover this weekend because of the past success we've had there as a team. Getting our first win of the season in the spring was a huge boost for me and my guys and started us on a roll into the summer. That was such a great day for everyone at JR Motorsports. We are bringing back that same car with us this time and I hope to have the same results as well. I really don't know what it is about these concrete tracks, but my racing style is just well suited for them. It's very important to me that I continue to perform well for this team and I know we have a few more wins in us before the season is over."

KESELOWSKI (on having crew chief Tony Eury Sr. at the track this weekend) - "Having Pops (Eury Sr.) at the track this weekend is a really great thing for this team. It really shows just how tough he is being back to work only days after a pretty significant car accident. Not only is Pops my crew chief, but he is a very visible leader for me and the rest of the team. Him being here in Dover is just another example of his commitment to this team and JR Motorsports as a whole."

KESELOWSKI (on what he did during the off weekend) - "I traveled up to Michigan for the off weekend and spent some time with family and friends. But definitely the highlight of the weekend was going to the Big House to watch the Wolverines beat up on Eastern Michigan. I watched the game from the press box and got to hang out with Lloyd Carr and Coach Rod (Rich Rodriguez) afterwards. They are both incredible football guys. I've given Coach Rod my prediction for the year that they'll get nine wins and he's already got the guys off to a good start."

-credit: jrm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Brad Keselowski , Joey Logano , Kyle Busch
Teams JRM Racing , JR Motorsports