Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes – NNS Race Advance – Auto Club Speedway

By Auto News Log • October 7th, 2010

FONTANA, Calif. – For Immediate Release
Dodge Motorsports NNS Race Advance
Auto Club Speedway
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010


Dodge’s two entries in the Nationwide Series — Brad Keselowski and Justin Allgaier – have combined for six poles, five wins along with 26 top-five and 39 top-10 finishes. Dodge is seeking its first NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.


• Dodge driver Brad Keselowski will be using the same chassis that he piloted to victory at Nashville Speedway earlier this season.
• Keselowski has a NASCAR record 96 consecutive Nationwide Series races without a DNF (Did Not Finish).
• The last 11 Nationwide Series races at Auto Club Speedway have been won from a top-five starting position.

JUSTIN ALLGAIER – No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Highlights:

• Earned his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory earlier this year at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading a 1-2 finish for Penske Racing and Dodge.
• Has one win along with six top-five and 16 top-10 finishes in 29 Nationwide races in 2010.
• Best Fontana start: 3rd (Oct. 2009). Best finish: 9th (Oct. 2010)
• Currently fourth in the season point standings, best among full-time Nationwide Series-only drivers.
• Has two poles, most recently at Nashville in June.
• Has finished in the top 15 in six of the last seven races.
• In the top five in points all season.
• Was the 2009 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year.

BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 22 America’s Tire Dodge Charger Highlights:

• Currently leads the Nationwide Series standings by 374 points over Carl Edwards. He has led the point standings the last 22 races or since Talladega. His slimmest margin has been one point (Charlotte – Race No. 12) and largest of 374 points which he currently holds post-Kansas (Race No. 29).
• Has led laps in 22 of the 28 races.
• Best Auto Club Speedway starting position: 9th (Oct. 2009). Best Auto Club Speedway finishing: 3rd (Feb. 2010).
• Earned back-to-back wins at Talladega and Richmond and has four wins in 2010.
• His 2010 Nationwide Series totals, in addition to four wins, include 20 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes. He has top-10 finishes in all but six races this season.


“I always look forward to heading to Auto Club Speedway. We don’t get to travel to the West Coast often, so we try to make the most of and put on an exciting race for the California fans. The track itself is very big, fast and reminiscent of Michigan International Speedway. We had a solid top-10 finish the last time we raced there in February, and felt really good about our day. It’s important to practice well, have a strong qualifying run, and maintain a decent pace throughout the race. Hopefully, we’ll put ourselves in position to have a great race.”
Justin Allgaier, No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger

“Auto Club Speedway is a great track to race on with its big sweeping corners that carry a lot of speed. I love the car that were bringing to the track; it’s proven to be really fast and reliable and that’s all you can ask for as a driver.”
Brad Keselowski, No. 22 America’s Tire Dodge Charger

“California is a good track for us to continue our march to the championship. We were fast right off the truck there in the spring and I feel really good about the No. 22 America’s Tire Dodge Charger that we are bringing this weekend. Any time you are bringing a race-winning chassis to the track, you like your chances.”
Paul Wolfe, crew chief, No. 22 America’s Tire Dodge

Source: Dodge Motorsports


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