Memphis: Brad Keselowski preview

GOING FOR THE TENNESSEE TRIFECTA - This weekend, JR Motorsports driver Brad Keselowski will attempt to win his third race in the state of Tennessee this season at Memphis Motorsports Park. His previous two wins have come at Nashville...

GOING FOR THE TENNESSEE TRIFECTA - This weekend, JR Motorsports driver Brad Keselowski will attempt to win his third race in the state of Tennessee this season at Memphis Motorsports Park. His previous two wins have come at Nashville Superspeedway and Bristol Motor Speedway, respectively.

MR. KESELOWSKI GOES TO WASHINGTON - During the off weekend, Keselowski had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for two days as a part of his affiliation with the U.S. Navy. On day one of his trip, Keselowski toured the Naval Academy where he observed noon meal formations and dined with midshipmen. While in the Nation's capitol, Keselowski visited the Pentagon, White House, and Capitol building. He also made stops at the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial and Supreme Court Building. This was Keselowski's first trip to the Washington, D.C. area.

DINING WITH OUR NATION'S BEST - While in Memphis, Keselowski will travel to nearby Millington,Tenn. to have lunch with Navy sailors at the NSA Mid-South Sailor luncheon. Afterward, he will sign autographs for those in attendance.

STILL HUNTING THE LEADERS - Keselowski enters the weekend third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings, 286 markers back from leader Clint Boyer and 90 points from second-place driver Carl Edwards. Keselowski remains the highest-ranked Nationwide Series regular and is 249 points ahead of Mike Bliss.

SEASON STATS - In 31 races so far in 2008, Keselowski and the No. 88 Navy team have scored two wins, one pole award, 10 top-fives and 18 top-10 finishes. Keselowski's average finish is 10.8 and he has led 293 laps and completed 98.4 percent of the total laps run this year.

CHASSIS No. 486 - The No. 88 team will use Chassis No. 486 this weekend at Memphis Motorsports Park. This will be the second time the team has raced this car in 2008, the first being at Gateway in July where Keselowski finished fifth.

FLEET HONOREE - The No. 88 Navy team's Fleet Honoree for Friday's race is the USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99). The USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99), the fifth ship in the namesake, bears one of the proudest names in American Naval history, Admiral David Farragut. FARRAGUT, Commissioned on June 10th, 2006, and FARRAGUT is the 76th AEGIS warship in the U.S. Fleet. The Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer houses the latest technology to fulfill any offensive or defensive tasking. Her motto, "Prepared for Battle" was developed out of understanding for her mission. FARRAGUT is the fifth ship in the United States Navy named in honor of David Farragut, the first Admiral in the United States Navy who served during the American Civil War.

KESELOWSKI (on returning to the state of Tennessee...) - "I don't know what it is about this place, but we've had some really good luck in Tennessee and I'm excited to try and continue that this week at Memphis. We're bringing a great car and my Navy team just continues to get better every week on pit road. I'm looking forward to a great result."

KESELOWSKI (on his trip to Washington, D.C....) - "I had a really great time traveling to Washington over the off weekend. I got to tour some places that I've only read about or seen on TV. The Naval Academy was incredible. Just seeing all those midshipmen lined up for their noon meal formation and having lunch with them was a really cool experience. Getting the opportunity to tour some of these historic landmarks and meeting the great Sailors stationed there is just one of the many great things I've been able to do as a part of being sponsored by the Navy."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Mike Bliss , Carl Edwards , Brad Keselowski
Teams JR Motorsports