* This Week's Charger... The No. 22 Penske Racing America's Tire Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-028 during Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Auto Club Speedway. PRS-028 is a brand new chassis to the new No. 22 America's...
* This Week's Charger... The No. 22 Penske Racing America's Tire Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-028 during Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Auto Club Speedway. PRS-028 is a brand new chassis to the new No. 22 America's Tire Dodge team.
* Double Duty... Driver Brad Keselowski will compete in both the NASCAR Cup Series and Nationwide Series full-time in 2010. In addition to racing the No. 22 America's Tire Dodge in Saturday's Stater Bros. 300, he will race in Sunday's Auto Club 500 in the No. 12 AAA Dodge Charger. Keselowski enters the 2010 Nationwide Series season as a favorite to produce the first NASCAR title for Roger Penske after consecutive third-place championship finishes.
* The No. 22 America's Tire Dodge Charger in 2010... After one race, Brad Keselowski and the No. 22 America's Tire Dodge team currently sit 13th in Nationwide Series driver and owner point standings.
* Meet Brad Keselowski... Brad Keselowski will be signing autographs at 6 pm on Thursday, February 18 at Speedzone LA located at 17871 Castleton Street, City of Industry, Calif.
* The Rest is History... In five previous Nationwide Series starts at Auto Club Speedway, Penske Racing entries have recorded one top-five finish (Ryan Newman, 2/06) and have completed 832 of 902 laps contested (92 percent).
Brad Keselowski on racing at Auto Club Speedway
"It took several Nationwide Series starts at Auto Club Speedway for me to pick up my first top-five. I was finally able to break through in the last race there and now I am ready to go to Victory Lane. We have a good shot at doing that this weekend. Paul Wolfe (crew chief) has the No. 22 America's Tire Dodge Charger team working well together. We have great power with our Penske Racing engines and our pit crew is as good as any on pit road. Those are two critical areas when racing at Auto Club Speedway because passing can sometimes be difficult, especially if you are stuck in traffic."
Crew chief Paul Wolfe on preparing a car for Auto Club Speedway
"We want to make sure that we have the No. 22 America's Tire Dodge Charger turning in the center of the corner and driving well off the corner throughout the race. You need to be pretty precise with the setup because the race can and will stay green for long periods of time. If the car is not handling right you can go lose spots quickly. Aerodynamics are key there too. It's a very high-speed track, one of the fastest that we will go to all year. Drafting even comes into play, which you don't think about at places other than Daytona and Talladega."
-source: penske racing