Dover: Dodge Motorsports pre-race notes

Keys for Success: Best Buy 400 -- Dover International Speedway DOVER, Del. (May 31, 2008) -- Each race weekend, random Dodge Motorsports crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members will give their insight on the 'keys to success'...

Keys for Success: Best Buy 400 -- Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. (May 31, 2008) -- Each race weekend, random Dodge Motorsports crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members will give their insight on the 'keys to success' for the upcoming race. This week, the green flag drops at the 1-mile oval at Dover International Speedway for the Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks.

Note of Interest: Dodge will make its first attempt for the 200th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point race victory in the manufacturer's history this weekend in the Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Kasey Kahne recorded the 199th point victory for Dodge in the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger)

"You just have to have a good long run car is one of the biggest things. Obviously you have to have corner balance, but it's going to be a lot of green flag running and you're going to need that to stay on the lead lap."

JEREMY MAYFIELD (No. 40 Target Dodge Charger)

"Respect for the track. It's kind of like Darlington, they say it's too tough to tame and it is. This is the Monster Mile and you have to know that that's what it is. It sounds funny. It sounds easy, but you have to take care of your stuff and respect this place because before you know it it'll bite you. That's the main thing. Just be cautious, patient and take what you can get, but don't take any more then that."

RAY EVERNHAM (Co-owner, Gillett Evernham Motorsports)

"Mastering center of one to exit of two is critical. If you can get that part of the track right, it seems like you're good here."

RODNEY CHILDERS (Team Director, No. 19 Best Buy Dodge Charger)

"Keeping your car turning all day is the key. The track changes as the race progresses and gets tighter and tighter. If you can keep your card turning all day, you'll be good."

MARK MCARDLE (Vice President and Managing Director of Competition, Gillett Evernham Motorsports)

"Staying out of trouble and track position are the keys. This place is notorious for being a self-cleaning track during accidents which makes it very easy for other cars to be involved in an incident they otherwise might have missed as the car first involved in the accident slides to the bottom. If you stay out of trouble, then the key is making sure you play the right strategy as track position as going to be big."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne