Dodge Motorsports NNS Race Advance – Napa Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge

By Auto News Log • August 25th, 2010

MONTREAL – For Immediate Release
Dodge Motorsports NNS Race Advance
Napa Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge
August 29, 2010
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
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Dodge in 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series
* NASCAR Nationwide Series Dodge Chargers have completed 8,675 of 8,824 laps contested, and have been atop the leaderboard for 1,050 laps with drivers Justin Allgaier and Brad Keselowski.

DODGE NUGGETS

• Justin Allgaier will be driving a new Verizon Wireless Dodge this weekend at Montreal.
• After 24 Nationwide events, Penske Racing’s two entries have combined for six poles, five wins along with 23 top-five and 33 top-10 finishes.
• Brad Keselowski has completed all but one of the 4,412 laps contested this season.
• Keselowski has a pair of fourth-place finishes at road courses this year (Road America and Watkins Glen).

JUSTIN ALLGAIER – No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Highlights:

• Earned his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win earlier this year at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading a 1-2 finish for Penske Racing and Dodge.
• Has one win, six top-five, and 13 top-10 finishes in 24 NNS races.
• Is fourth in the Nationwide Series driver standings.
• Finished 35th last year in his only previous Nationwide Series start at Montreal.
• In four Nationwide Series starts at road course facilities – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Road America and Watkins Glen International – Allgaier has an average starting position of 26th and an average finish of 30.5.
• Was the 2009 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year.

BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Highlights:

• Currently leads the Nationwide Series standings by 313 points over Carl Edwards. He has led the standings since his win at Talladega in April.
• In eight Nationwide road course starts, Keselowski has three top-five and six top-10 finishes.
• Earned back-to-back wins at Talladega and Richmond and has four wins in 2010.
• Leads the Nationwide Series in top fives (17), top 10s (20). He has only one finish outside the top 15 (Chicago – 21st).
• Has a NASCAR record 91 consecutive Nationwide Series races without a DNF (Did Not Finish).

DODGE NATIONWIDE QUOTES

“I’m really looking forward to heading to Montreal. It’s definitely a very challenging race track. We had a curveball thrown at us in this race last year. We practiced and qualified in the rain and raced in the dry. I didn’t turn a lap around the place in dry weather until the race started. It goes without saying that our lap times increased significantly as a result. Unfortunately, I wound up taking Ron Fellows out, so I couldn’t have had a worse race. The first two road course races of the season haven’t exactly gone the way we would have liked, so I’m looking forward to redeeming myself this weekend.”
Justin Allgaier, No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger

“I love racing in Montreal because the fans are very engaging up there. They are a unique group of fans that give the race a different feel. They enjoy things about racing that may be a little different than we do here in the States. It’s a good bet that it will rain at some point during the weekend. If it does, those fans go crazy because they like seeing us put those rain tires on and do something that is out of the norm for stock car racing. That’s cool! They are diehard fans and I look forward to going up there for a nice, stand-alone event for the Nationwide Series.”
Brad Keselowski, No. 22 Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger

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