Dodge Motorsports NNS Race Advance – U.S. Cellular 250 – Iowa Speedway

By Auto News Log • July 28th, 2010

NEWTON, Iowa – For Immediate Release
Dodge Motorsports NNS Race Advance
U.S. Cellular 250
Iowa Speedway
Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dodge in 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series

* With 20 races completed in the 2010 season, Penske Racing Dodge Chargers have two NASCAR Nationwide Series entries have recorded five poles, four wins, 19 top-five and 28 top-10 finishes. Penske Dodges have completed 7,382 of 7,410 laps and have been atop the leaderboard for 897 laps with drivers Allgaier (131) and Keselowski (766).

DID YOU KNOW

• Brad Keselowski is the defending event champion at Iowa Speedway.
• In Justin Allgaier’s only start at Iowa Speedway he tied the track qualifying record, started second and finished 15th.
• Dodge started 1-2 in the Nationwide Series for the first time this season two weekends ago at Daytona Int’l Speedway (Brad Keselowski and Parker Kligerman).
• Keselowski has led 766 laps in 20 NNS races this season.

JUSTIN ALLGAIER – No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Highlights:

• Allgaier earned his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win this year at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading a 1-2 finish for Penske Racing and Dodge.
• Through 20 races, in addition to a win, Allgaier has five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes, an average starting position of 12th and an average finish of 11.4.
• Allgaier’s third-place position in the point standings is best among full-time, Nationwide Series-only drivers. Allgaier leads fellow Nationwide-only driver Steve Wallace, currently ranked seventh, by 353 points.
• In 54 career starts, Allgaier has one win, eight top-fives and 23 top-10 finishes.

BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Highlights:

• After 20 races, Keselowski and the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge team currently lead the Nationwide Series driver standings by 205 points over Carl Edwards. Keselowski has led the standings since his win at Talladega in April.
• Keselowski earned back-to-back wins at Talladega and Richmond.
• Keselowski leads the Nationwide Series in top-five finishes (14), top-10 finishes (16) and laps completed (3,705).
• Keselowski has a NASCAR record 87 consecutive Nationwide Series races without a DNF (did not finish).
• In 24 career short-track starts in the Nationwide Series, Keselowski has four wins, 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. He has led the field a total of seven times for 553 laps.

DODGE NATIONWIDE QUOTES

“I love Iowa. It’s one of my favorite tracks on the circuit. I’ve raced there a few times in the ARCA Series. We always seemed to be able to lead plenty of laps there, but we never did get a win. We were really good there last year in the Nationwide Series. We almost sat on the pole, we actually tied for the pole, but started second. We raced well all night, but had some problems not of our own doing that took us out of contention. I’m excited about going back there.
Justin Allgaier, No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger

“From the moment it was announced that the Nationwide Series would race at Iowa, I circled that date on the schedule. It became a really important race for me. There was going to be only one inaugural winner of that race and I wanted to be that driver. It came down to Kyle (Busch) and I at the end and I believe we put on a good show for the fans over the final laps of the race. I only display a few of my trophies in my house and that Iowa trophy is one of them. Although this weekend will be busier than last year with the travel back and forth to Pocono, I feel like my No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Charger team can give me a car that I can drive to Victory Lane again.”
Brad Keselowski, No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Charger

Source: Dodge Motorsports

 

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