Dodge’s Brad Keselowski is second in the Chase for the Sprint Cup driver standings, two points behind Jimmie Johnson.
Brad Keselowski, No 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger
THE DODGE BOYS
Dodge’s has five victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season – all by Brad Keselowski (Bristol, Talladega, Kentucky, Chicagoland and Dover).
Dodge seeks its first Sprint Cup Series championship since 1975 (Richard Petty).
FROM THE CREW CHIEFS: “Sam has probably logged more laps at Texas than on any track
where the Cup cars race. His open-wheel racing record there is impressive and he’s
making great strides in stock cars there too. Sam is improving every time he returns to
a track to run the Nationwide cars and the Cup cars. We’re anxious to see how
competitive we can be there with our Shell-Pennzoil Dodge this weekend.”
Todd Gordon,No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger
“Texas is a place with a lot of unique characteristics. The track has bumps in Turn 2
and has aged to where grip becomes a big factor late into a run. We want to set the car
up to run the bottom of the track, but yet, still have the flexibility to run various
lines through the corners. One of the great things about Texas is that you can pass if
you have your car set up to run the different lines that the surface gives you. We want
to qualify better, that will never change, but this is a track where it’s not a
hindrance if you start mid-pack. If you have a good racecar, you can get to the front. I
believe we should have a fast Miller Lite Dodge on Sunday.”
Paul Wolfe, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger
SAM SAYS “I always love going to Texas and that’s certainly the case again this weekend.
The track brings back a lot of special memories, especially for the success we had there
during the IndyCar days. We won three races and were able to celebrate two
championships there. We’re getting stronger over on the NASCAR side every time we visit
the track and are optimistic that we can have a solid weekend there this time around.
It’ll be a fun and challenging couple of days – running the Nationwide race on Saturday
night and then the Sprint Cup race on Sunday afternoon. With AAA being one of Penske
Racing’s great team sponsors and also having their name on Sunday’s Cup race, we
definitely want to have the kind of performance that will make them proud there this
Sam Hornish Jr.