Kansas: Brad Keselowski preview

No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger News and Notes * This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-713 during Sunday's Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway. Keselowski last drove this chassis to an 18th-place finish...

No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger News and Notes

* This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-713 during Sunday's Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway. Keselowski last drove this chassis to an 18th-place finish at Dover International Speedway in May.

* No. 12 Penske Dodge in 2010... After 28 events, Keselowski and the No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team currently sit 26th in the Cup Series driver and owner point standings.

* Keselowski as Team Owner... Keselowski will once again don his team-owner cap this week as his Brad Keselowski Racing unit will compete in Thursday's ARCA RE/MAX Series event at Kansas Speedway. Chad Finley will be behind the wheel of the No. 29 BKR entry as he attempts to pick up his first career victory in that series.

Brad Keselowski on helping teammate Kurt Busch during the "Chase for the Championship"

"We're definitely going to try to help Kurt out as much as we can during the Chase. Penske Racing is in a unique position to do something that has never been done before and that is win three championships in three different series. Kurt is, obviously, the only driver we have in the Chase so we will play whatever role we can to help fulfill that side of our championship chase. We still want to win races ourselves, that is always the No. 1 goal, but there are things we can do and things we can try on our cars without jeopardizing the No. 2 car by having them run something untested."

Brad Keselowski on how Kansas Speedway compares to other mile-and-a-half ovals

"Kansas is quite a bit different than some of the more traditional mile-and-a-half tracks, like Charlotte and Texas. It's really similar to Auto Club Speedway in California. There are obvious differences in size as California is a two-mile track. Straightaway speed is not quite the same, but the corners are really similar. You can also run all over the track at Kansas, from the high lane to the low lane. It's a great racetrack. I'm excited about going there twice a year because it is another one of those areas of the country where they support racing."

Crew chief Jay Guy on preparing for Kansas Speedway

"Kansas is a late-season curveball because we haven't been there yet in 2010 so we don't have a package of notes to go on. As a crew chief, it takes a similar setup to Chicago. Basically, you end up taking some of the 2009 Kansas setup notes and pair them with the 2010 Chicago setup notes to start the weekend. Brad was very fast at Kansas last season, he qualified and ran up front all day, and we felt we had a decent car at Chicago. I'm excited to get out there to see what we can do."

-source: penske racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kurt Busch , Chad Finley , Brad Keselowski
Teams Team Penske