Texas: Brad Keselowski preview

Brad Keselowski NASCAR Cup Series Texas Race Preview This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-726 during Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). PRS-726 is a brand new chassis to the...

Brad Keselowski NASCAR Cup Series Texas Race Preview

This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-726 during Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). PRS-726 is a brand new chassis to the No. 12 team.

No. 12 Penske Dodge in 2010... After seven events, driver Brad Keselowski and the No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger team are currently tied for 26th in the Cup Series driver and owner point standings. Keselowski moved up one position with his 16th-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway last week.

Suitcase...Brad?... Instead of returning home to North Carolina following the Phoenix race weekend, Keselowski remained on the west coast for both work and recreation. He took in an Arizona Diamondbacks game and visited several sites around the City of San Francisco before heading to Infineon (Calif.) Raceway for a late-model stock test in preparation for the upcoming event at the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course. He then flew directly to Texas, marking the third 10-day trip of the year for the young driver.

Brad Keselowski on Texas Motor Speedway

"This will be my second race at Texas with Penske Racing and I feel like we learned some things from 2009 that we can apply this year. Obviously, I have a new crew chief and he's brought some different ideas with him, but there are several things you can pick up on as a driver by just getting seat time. Our 1.5-mile program is starting to come together, but we are interested to see how the spoiler performs in what amounts to its first time in a true aerodynamic test. It should be interesting."

Crew chief Jay Guy on preparing for Texas Motor Speedway

"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, but yet, still have the flexibility to run various lines thru the corners. The package that we ran at Atlanta was very competitive and we feel that we can tune on it a little bit to give Brad what he needs this weekend. This is another new car for us and we're excited about its potential. Brad has shown that he knows how to get around these 1.5-mile tracks and I think we'll have another solid weekend at Texas."

-source: penske

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Brad Keselowski
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