Keselowski ready for another victory on Dover 400

The No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team will race chassis PRS-813 during Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway (DIS). Keselowski last raced this chassis to a fourth-place finish at Pocono Raceway last month. It has been updated to the current Penske Racing specification.

Brad Keselowski, Penske Racing Dodge
Brad Keselowski, Penske Racing Dodge

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After two races in the 2012 Chase for the Championship, including a win at Chicago, Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team are ranked second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver and owner point standings, just one point out of the lead.

Keselowski has finished inside the top-10 in 11 of the past 12 NSCS races. At Bristol Motor Speedway last month he was caught up in an incident that was out of his control for his only finish outside the top 10 since the June race at Infineon Raceway. That consistency has helped Keselowski become a favorite for the 2012 NSCS title.

Brad Keselowski on the importance of this weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway: “There is no question that Dover is probably our weakest track in the Chase. We’ve had some good, not great, cars there in the past.

I let a top-10 finish slip away there last year when I stalled the car on pit road late in the race. So we know we can get a solid finish, but we’re going up there to win the race.

I know (crew chief) Paul (Wolfe) has really targeted Dover for the last several weeks, really putting a lot of emphasis on it. I’m confident we can go up there and keep ourselves in the championship conversation.

This Miller Lite Dodge team took a great step last week at Loudon. We took a fifth to 10th-place car and finished sixth with it. That’s what championship teams do.”

Crew chief Paul Wolfe on this weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway: “I’m sure a lot of people look at us and say ‘they run well at Bristol, they should do the same at Dover.’ That’s just not necessarily the case.

They may look the same, but Dover is its own animal. The speeds are higher and the loads are much greater. I definitely feel we are making progress at Dover and I’m really excited about this weekend.

Brad is the kind of driver that can excel there and we should see that this weekend. He’s as focused as I’ve ever seen him. We still need to qualify better, especially this weekend.

Dover is a place where it’s very difficult to make up track position. But I can guarantee that everyone will get our best shot this weekend.”

Source: Penske Racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Paul Wolfe , Brad Keselowski
Teams Team Penske
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Tags dodge, dover, keselowski, monster mile, nascar-cup, penske, srt