Richmond II: Brad Keselowski preview

This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-706 during Saturday night's Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). Keselowski drove this chassis to a seventh-place finish in the All-Star Race at ...

This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-706 during Saturday night's Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). Keselowski drove this chassis to a seventh-place finish in the All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.

No. 12 Penske Dodge in 2010... After 25 events, Keselowski and the No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team currently sit 26th in the Cup Series driver point standings and 27th in the owner point standings.

Brad Keselowski on improving on his 14th place finish in the spring race at Richmond

"We need to find just a little more raw speed this weekend when we get back to Richmond. Our qualifying effort was very solid, but we just missed it a little bit on the race setup. We were competitive at the end thanks to a lot of hard work on pit road, but we want to start the race a little better. If we can find those precious tenths of a second -- and those last tenths are the hardest to find -- I think we can run inside the top-10, or higher."

Brad Keselowski on how growing up on the short tracks helps him prepare for Richmond

"Coming from the short tracks of Michigan and Ohio really helps me when we go to places like Richmond. The track has characteristics of several places where I cut my racing teeth. But what helped me out the most was the competition that raced up there. You had to learn to get tough or go home. I learned a lot of lessons on the short tracks back home that helped make me into the racecar driver I am today. I love racing under the lights on Saturday night because it reminds me a lot of those days."

Crew chief Jay Guy on preparing for the second race at Richmond International Raceway

"We are really looking forward to going back to Richmond. We had a strong run there in the spring and we are looking at having better results this time around. Richmond is a great racetrack for Brad. He's had tremendous success there in the Nationwide Series over the last couple of years. It's a place that really suits his driving style with the wide corners and multiple grooves. This is a big race because of drivers locking themselves into the Chase. There will be a lot of eyes watching. We want to steal the show and put our Penske Dodge in Victory Lane."

-source: penske racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Brad Keselowski