Dover International Speedway 200
· This Week’s Challenger… The Penske Racing Ruby Tuesday Dodge Challenger team will use chassis PRS-215 during Saturday’s 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway. This is a rebuilt PRS-716 Cup Series chassis from 2010.
· The No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Challenger in 2011... After 10 events, Brad Keselowski and the reigning champion No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Challenger team sit 10th in the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) owner point standings. The team is coming off a 27th-place finish in the Royal Purple 200 last Friday at Darlington Raceway.
Brad Keselowski on racing at the “Monster Mile” “I don’t think Dover gets the recognition that it deserves. It’s a nasty racetrack and I mean that in a good way. Very few tracks are as physically demanding as Dover. It’s hard on both the drivers and the equipment. At no point during the race can you just log laps because, if you aren’t racing another driver, you are making sure that you keep your car out of the wall. For that reason, Dover is one of my favorite tracks. I was able to win there last year and we are running well enough that we can win this week, too.”
Crew chief Todd Gordon on preparing a car for Dover International Speedway “You don’t get much of a break when you go from Darlington to Dover. Dover is another very tough racetrack and it’s similar to Darlington in that you have to race the track first and the other competitors second. Track position is important, so you have to place more of an emphasis on qualifying. The track will change a lot throughout the race so the biggest concern is making sure you keep up with that through your adjustments. This is one of Brad’s favorite tracks and we would like to tame the ‘Monster Mile’ this weekend.”
-source: penske racing