Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes – NNS Race Advance – Kansas Speedway

By Auto News Log • September 29th, 2010

KANSAS CITY – For Immediate Release
Dodge Motorsports NNS Race Advance
Kansas Lottery 300
Kansas Speedway
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010

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 15 top-10 finishes in 28 Nationwide races in 2010.
• He is currently fourth in the season point standings, best among full-time Nationwide Series-only drivers.
• Has two poles, most recently at Nashville in June.
• Finished sixth at Kansas last year, his only Nationwide start at the 1.5-mile track.
• Has finished in the top 15 in five of the last six races.
• In the top five in points all season.
• Won the 2008 ARCA championship.
• Was the 2009 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year.

BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 22 Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger Highlights:

• Currently leads the Nationwide Series standings by 320 points over Carl Edwards. He has led the point standings the last 21 races.
• Has completed all but one of the 5,134 laps contested this season in the Nationwide Series and has led the field for 957 of those circuits.
• Has led laps in 22 of the 28 races.
• Has two top 10s in four Nationwide starts at Kansas.
• 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 19 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes. He has top-10 finishes in all but six
races this season.
• Has a NASCAR record 95 consecutive Nationwide Series races without a DNF (Did Not Finish).


• In his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut, Penske Racing development driver Parker Kligerman earned his first-career pole position last year at Kansas Speedway. Kligerman finished 16th.
• Dodge is seeking its first NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.


Dodge’s two entries in the Nationwide Series — Brad Keselowski and Justin Allgaier – have combined for six poles, five wins along with 25-top five and 37 top-10 finishes. Together they have lead 1,090 laps.


“Kansas Speedway is a really fun mile-and-a-half race track. It requires determination, a good car and a great pit crew to be successful. It’s one of the few races where we’re in the same place as the ARCA series, so I’m heading out early to lend them a hand. I always enjoy going back to the Midwest. Kansas isn’t far from home and I love going back and seeing all my friends and family.”
Justin Allgaier, No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger

“We’re in a unique position this year where we are racing one driver and team for the driver point’s championship and another for the owner point’s championship. It’s not going to be easy because both drivers and teams are very good, but I believe in my guys here on the No. 22 Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday Dodge team. This Nationwide Series title is one of the three titles that Penske Racing can capture this year. It’s very cool to be a part of something like that.”
Brad Keselowski, No. 22 Ruby Tuesday/Discount Tire Dodge Charger

“Kansas is one of the cookie-cutter type tracks, but it’s produced some exciting races. Track position is extremely important, so we’ll put an emphasis on qualifying. If you don’t have a starting position at the front of the field, then it’s up to pit strategy to overcome that.”
Chad Walter, crew chief, No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge

Source: Dodge Motorsports


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