Keys to Success: LifeLock 400- Michigan International Speedway BROOKLYN, Mich., (June 14, 2008) -- Each race weekend, random Dodge Motorsports crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members give their insight on the 'keys to success'...
Keys to Success: LifeLock 400- Michigan International Speedway
BROOKLYN, Mich., (June 14, 2008) -- Each race weekend, random Dodge Motorsports crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members give their insight on the 'keys to success' for the upcoming race. This week, the green flag drops at the 2-mile oval of Michigan International Speedway for the LifeLock 400.
Track: Michigan International Speedway (race 15 of 36 NSCS point's events)
Race: LifeLock 400
Track Length: 2-miles (200 laps)
Banking in Corners: 18 degrees
Banking/Frontstretch: 12 degrees
Banking/Backstretch: 5 degrees
Race Record: Dale Jarrett, 173.997 mph (July 13, 1999)
Trivia Question: What former Formula One great is responsible for designing the original 3.1 mile interior/exterior road course at Michigan International Speedway? (Answer Below)
KASEY KAHNE (Driver, No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) "Turn 3 is the hardest part of this whole racetrack. If you can figure out how to be fast in Turn 3, you'll have a shot at winning the race."
ROY MCCAULEY (Crew Chief, No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger) "Don't be tight off of Turn 2 and loose into Turn 3. If we can get our Alltel Dodge to work in both of those two turns, we can have a successful day here at Michigan."
ROBBY GORDON (Driver, No. 7 RVs.com/Camping World Dodge Charger) "Momentum. I think not losing a lot of speed and grip in the corners will be keys here at Michigan. Tony's (Stewart) always been able to run good here on the bottom of the racetrack and if you can keep your car down there, you'll have a good shot on Sunday."
RODNEY CHILDERS (Crew Chief, No. 19 McDonald's Big Mac Dodge Charger) "It gets really slick here as the day goes on. So if you can get your car to work on both the top and the bottom of the racetrack, that's pretty much the key. If you have a good car that can move around the racetrack and make some passes, you should be in pretty good shape."
Answer to Trivia Question: Stirling Moss
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