Dover: Sam Hornish Jr. preview

* Hornish will be on hand to sign autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on Sunday, May 16 from 9:45 -- 10:15 a.m. EDT at Dover International Speedway. Sam Hornish Jr.: Talk about the track surface at Dover International Speedway and...

* Hornish will be on hand to sign autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on Sunday, May 16 from 9:45 -- 10:15 a.m. EDT at Dover International Speedway.

Sam Hornish Jr.:

Talk about the track surface at Dover International Speedway and how you have to adjust your driving style heading into the corners?

"It's like they built a little ramp at the end of each of the straight-aways by about six inches that just launches the whole car into the corners. Obviously, the front end is heavier on these cars, so when you get in there, the front is more secure and the back wants to slide around. So you're easy on the brakes until you know the car is set then you can brake a lot harder. I like Dover; it's a lot of fun and we usually run really well there in the spring race. I'm looking forward to this weekend and hopefully learning more to help when we return there in the fall."

Crew Chief Travis Geisler:

What are the keys to success at Dover International Speedway?

"Dover is one of my favorite race tracks on the circuit; it is very demanding on the car and drivers. Watching the cars drop off the straightaway into the 24 degree-banked corners really gives you a feel for how fast they are going. The key to Dover will be getting the car stable during the entry phase of the corner because the back of the car really wants to slide out. A good qualifying position has always been important but that is more because of the tight pit road than the difficulty to pass on the track. In the past few races the track has widened out a lot in the corners and has allowed for good side-by-side racing. The Mobil 1 Dodge team is ready to take on the Monster Mile."

-source: penske

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Travis Geisler , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Team Penske