Brad Keselowski Darlington preview

Darlington Raceway 500

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

Photo by: Ashley Dickerson, ASP Inc.

This Week’s Charger… The No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-751 during Saturday’s Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. This is a brand-new chassis to the No. 2 fleet.

Brad Keselowski on this weekend’s race at Darlington Raceway “Darlington is one of my favorite tracks. I wish we had more like it on the schedule. It’s just a tough, old racetrack that is nothing like anywhere else we go. I never had the opportunity to race there when the asphalt was worn out and I would have loved that. Hopefully I’ll have a long career and I’ll be able to see it get back to that ‘slipping and sliding’ racing that used to be so cool to watch on TV. Back in the day, the Southern 500 was one of our biggest races. It would mean a lot to me to have that trophy.”

Brad Keselowski on his immediate goals for the next quarter of the season “It's all about winning and putting our Miller Lite Dodge in victory lane. We want to get our mile-and-a-half program running better. I think we have some ideas on what we need to do to get our Penske Dodge's more consistent. I don't think that we've had a race this year where we’ve gotten a finish that's equivalent to what we're capable of. We just need to execute and if we do that I think that we'll have some good runs and climb our way up in the point standings."

Crew chief Paul Wolfe on preparing for Darlington Raceway “It’s always a challenge to run at Darlington. There is a fine line of racing other people and racing the track. You need to find a good race pace and work on handling to keep the car turning from the center out to corner exit. People get in trouble by racing each other too hard and the ‘Lady in Black’ will reach out and grab you. Race hard and race the track and you will put yourself in contention for the win at the end of the night. We’re bringing a new Miller Lite Dodge to the track this weekend. Hopefully we can dance with the ‘Lady in Black’ without stepping on her toes.”

-source: penske racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Paul Wolfe , Brad Keselowski
Teams Team Penske
Tags dodge, penske racing, sprint cup