Kansas: Dodge teams "keys to success"

Keys to Success: Camping World RV 400 -- Kansas Speedway KANSAS CITY (Sept. 27, 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...

Keys to Success: Camping World RV 400 -- Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY (Sept. 27, 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 1.5-mile, D-shaped oval of Kansas Speedway for the Camping World 400.

Trivia Question: (Answer Below) What famous automotive manufacturer was born in Kansas?

Elliott Sadler (Driver, No. 19 Best Buy Dodge Charger) "Kansas is very similar to Chicagoland and Las Vegas. It's a big, fast 1.5-mile, tri-oval with some room to race. We want to protect our racecar at Kansas since aerodynamics are very important at a track this size. Getting out front early and keeping an eye on track position throughout the race is also important since cars can become very spread out on long runs."

Roy McCauley (Crew Chief, No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger) "Kansas is a tough because the track can go through so many changes during the race weekend and the race itself. It is critical that the car not get too tight because passing is difficult, which makes track position there more important than at other tracks. Just like so many other tracks, having the car in clean air is crucial. Kansas is very similar to Chicago in that respect, but it probably has another half or full groove to race in."

Kenny Francis (Crew Chief, No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) "Kansas (Speedway) is a real slick race track. It looks like the track is getting a little bit rougher. Turn 4 is kind of odd. It seems like there is a couple different grooves that will work which will make things interesting. Kansas is your typical 1.5-mile race track. You carry so much speed out of the corners here that if you can get your car balanced entry-in and exit-out, especially in turn 2, you generally will run well here."

Answer to Trivia Question: Walter Chrysler (1875 - 1940) -- The founder of Chrysler Corporation in 1925 was born in Wamego, Kansas. The Chrysler Corp. was organized in 1925, with Chrysler as president. He served as chairman of the board from 1935 until his death. In 1928 Chrysler also acquired Dodge Brothers, adding the infamous brand of Dodge to its automobile family.

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler