BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger) Starts First "Man, what a fast car. I'm really proud of everyone who helps put this Nationwide Discount Tire Dodge Challenger together. It's an awesome race car. Our car is really fast and...
BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger) Starts First
"Man, what a fast car. I'm really proud of everyone who helps put this Nationwide Discount Tire Dodge Challenger together. It's an awesome race car. Our car is really fast and it's a total team effort."
TAKE ME THROUGH YOUR LAP? "We're just trying to maximize what you can do with the car; maximize speed by hitting your shifts and hold your line. I was able to do that in qualifying. Having a fast car always makes the driver look good. Our Discount Tire Dodge is fast."
WHAT DIFFERENCE DO YOU FEEL IN THE DRAFT WITH THE NEW CAR? "It's a little less predictable. It can be a little stronger in some areas and a little weaker in others. Just a little harder to predict."
DID YOU NOTICE THE PATCH BETWEEN TURNS 1 AND 2? "I didn't notice it. Maybe we will in the race, but as of now, it's a non-issue."
HAVE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO DRAFT WITH THE NEW CAR? "I did a little bit with Justin (Allgaier), but not a lot. We spent most of the time in single-car runs and we're really fast. We didn't want to risk anything."
PARKER KLIGERMAN (NO. 26 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger) Starts Second
"We had a great 26 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger for qualifying. A big day for Dodge to have the Challenger out here; the best looking car by far in the Nationwide Series. To go out there and put two of them on the front row is great for Penske. Our cars are fast. I'm happy to be here. I want to thank Paul Wolfe (crew chief, No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger) for helping us out as much as they have this weekend."
YOUR THOUGHTS ON SUPERSPEEDWAY RACING TONIGHT? "I don't have a lot of experience with it. I've done two ARCA races and the Talladega (NNS) race that I did pretty well. I've got my rookie stripe and I have to show people that they can trust me when we're drafting. The first half of the race will be a little bit of a learning curve, but I think that I'll settle in and race with these guys really hard all race."
JUSTIN ALLGAIER (No. 12 Verizon Tire Wireless Dodge Challenger) Starts Fourth
"Our Verizon Wireless Dodge was great. The Dodge Challenger is really fast. We're really looking forward to the race tonight. This is the first time with these new cars and we're going to have a great qualifying spot. The guys have worked really hard to prep these new cars and the results are showing early. We're looking for a good points night later on. Our Dodge's look really strong. We just need to stay out of trouble."
THE NEW NATIONWIDE CARS LOOK GREAT? "NASCAR has done a great job working with the manufacturers. I'm a little bit biased because I think that our Dodge Challenger looks the best. Coming out with the pony cars and the Dodge Challenger was a great hit not only for the drivers and the teams, but for the fans. I think the fans now can relate to the win on Saturday, buy on Monday concept like it was 20 04 30 years ago. We feel like we have a great product and a race car that people are going to love to watch race and hopefully go out and buy."
-source: dodge motorsports