Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes – Nationwide Advance – Homestead-Miami Speedway

By Auto News Log • November 16th, 2011

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – For Immediate Release
Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes
NNS Race Advance
Ford 300
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Saturday, November 19, 2011

DODGE AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY

• Dodge has one Nationwide Series win at Homestead: Ryan Newman (2005).
• Dodge has one pole (Newman in ’05). Newman is the only driver to win from the pole in 16 Nationwide races.
• Dodge has five top-five and seven top-10 finishes at HMS.

DODGE IN THE NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES

• Dodge is fielding two entries in the Nationwide Series this season with Penske Racing. Sam Hornish Jr. joins Brad Keselowski for a limited schedule. Hornish will make his 13th Nationwide start of the year at Phoenix.
• The one-two finish at PIR was the first for Dodge in the NNS since 2010 at Bristol (Justin Allgaier, Keselowski).
• Dodge has 40 wins in the Nationwide Series, seven in 2010 and five this season.

BRAD KESELOWSKI No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger R/T

Career Stats:

Starts: 167
Wins: 16
Top Fives: 72
Top 10s: 102
Poles: 11
Laps Led: 2,688

2011 Season Stats:

Starts: 28
Wins: 4
Top Fives: 13
Top 10s: 20
Poles: 3
Laps Led: 840

Homestead-Miami Speedway Stats:

Starts: 5
Wins: 0
Top Fives: 2
Top 10s: 2
Laps Led: 20

• Has two top-five finishes in last three races at HMS. Best finish is third-place (twice, most recently in 2010).
• Qualified eighth or better in the last three races at Homestead.
• Owns seven top-10 finishes in last eight Nationwide starts, including six straight.
• Has qualified eighth or better in 11 consecutive races.
• Completed all but one possible lap in 13 of last 14 starts (2,704 of 2,705) – 99.96 percent.

SAM HORNISH JR. No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger R/T

Career Stats:

Starts: 32
Wins: 1
Top Fives: 2
Top 10s: 5
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 112

2011 Season Stats:

Starts: 11
Wins: 1
Top Fives: 2
Top 10s: 5
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 104

• Scored first Nationwide victory at Phoenix, edging teammate Brad Keselowski by .553 seconds. Win came in his third NNS start at PIR. Led once for 62 laps, most in a race this season.
• Will be making his fourth Nationwide start at Homestead this weekend.
• Other top-five finish (fifth-place) this season came at Chicagoland (race No. 28).

KESELOWSKI ON HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY

“Championships are very special and winning the 2010 Nationwide Series title will definitely go down as one of the highlights of my racing career. It was the culmination of a dream. The fact that it was the first NASCAR championship for Penske Racing just adds another layer to it. I think we’ve built a very formidable Nationwide Series team at Penske Racing over the last couple of years. I think we showed that last weekend at Phoenix where Sam (Hornish Jr.) and I ran one-two. It’s a series that really means a lot to me. I was proud to represent it as its champion this year.”
Brad Keselowski, No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge

SAM SAYS

“I’ve always enjoyed coming to Homestead – it has been one of my favorite places for many years. The way that you get into the corners is unlike anywhere else we go. It’s a very unique track and a great place to have the final race of the season. Coming off of last weekend’s victory, I couldn’t be happier to be representing the Alliance Truck Parts brand and I look forward to our continued success this weekend as well as going into the 2012 season.”
Sam Hornish Jr., driver, No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger R/T

Source: Dodge Motorsports

 

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