Dodge Teams Michigan Race Quotes

Michigan International Speedway

BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger R/T) Finished 9th

"A tough break for us today with the Discount Tire Dodge. We started out really, really loose and I did everything I could to get us to the first set of pit stops so Todd (Gordon, crew chief) could get our Dodge Challenger tightened up. The difference in our car from the first run to the third was night and day. We knew that there were going to be long green runs, so we gambled a bit around lap 60 and decided not to pit when the caution flew so we could gain track position. It worked. We restarted as the leader, but when we came back to pit around lap 91, we got black flagged for an uncontrolled tire on pit road and lost all of our track position. That's racing. Stuff happens; it's just part of the deal. We fought back late and were able to take a wave around with just under 30 laps to go and finished ninth. A hard fought day by the Discount Tire guys. It just wasn't the finish we were looking for today."

Brad Keselowski, Penske Racing Dodge
Brad Keselowski, Penske Racing Dodge

Photo by: Ashley Dickerson, ASP Inc.


SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger R/T) Finished 24th

“We practiced well and qualified well. At the start of the race, we tried to stay up front, but I was losing the back end off the corner and fell back. We tried to be smart, stop a little early for our final stop and the yellow flag came out. We got the wave around, but that put us in the back. I was trying to get around traffic really quick, got up high and got into the wall and cut down a tire. We had good stops and had a chance to get a pretty good finish with 25 to go, but had the tire issue and had to pit again.”

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Drivers Brad Keselowski
Teams Team Penske
Tags hornish jr., keselowski, nationwide, penske