No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Preview-Las Vegas

March 1, 2011

Brad Keselowski
No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger
Kobalt Tools 400
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 6, 2011

No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger News and Notes
• This Week’s Charger…
The No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-745 during Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). This is a brand-new chassis to the No. 2 team.
• No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge in 2011... After two events, Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team sit 20th in the Cup Series driver standings and 22nd in the owner standings. The team is coming off a 15th-place finish in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.
• Keselowski at Las Vegas Motor Speedway… In addition to his two career Cup Series starts at LVMS, Keselowski has raced in four career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) events at the 1.5-mile oval. In those races, he has recorded one pole (2010), one top-five finish and he has completed 731 of 811 (90.1%) laps contested, with 13 laps led. Keselowski has also made one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at LVMS, which came in 2005 while driving his family-owned K-Automotive entry.
• The Rest is History... Penske Racing has made 32 Cup Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The organization has captured two poles, three top-five finishes and eight top-10 results.  In the inaugural event in 1998, both the No. 2 and No. 12 Penske entries finished in the top-five.   
• Deuces Wild… The featured tag line on the rear bumper of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge this weekend in Las Vegas is “Deuces Wild.” Walk through any casino in town and you can see why this tag line was chosen.
• Have a Beer with Brad… Keselowski will appear at PT’s Sierra Gold on Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 pm PT. PT’s Sierra Gold is located at 6515 South Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89118 
• Follow Brad on Twitter… Fans can now follow Keselowski on Twitter at Followers can get a glimpse inside his everyday life while keeping up-to-date on the latest news for the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team.

Brad Keselowski on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
“Las Vegas in a Cup car is extremely fast, one of the fastest mile-and-a-half tracks that we visit. The key is running the whole race without getting into trouble. It’s such an ‘edge’ track and you have to really stay tuned in mentally. You need to concentrate on hitting your marks, but you also have to charge the corner. As a team I’m excited at how fast our cars have been to start the season. Hopefully, we’ll hit the jackpot this weekend with the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger.”

Brad Keselowski on bouncing back with a top-15 finish at last weekend at  Phoenix
“Last weekend’s race at Phoenix was very important for this new team. We had speed right off the truck and it carried over for most of the race. There was a portion of the race where we were just a little off and we lost some track position. But the encouraging thing was that we were able to make the right adjustments to the car and by the end of the race we were as good as we had been all day. We were able to grab a respectable finish because of it. Those are things that help build character and confidence in a team.”

Crew chief Paul Wolfe on Las Vegas Motor Speedway
“Track position is always important, but at Las Vegas it seems to be paramount. Clean air will make any car feel like it’s handling a little better. To get out front and enjoy that downforce you need to be able to get through the corners is key. Vegas is very fast for a mile-and-a-half track and it can be one of the most challenging places for setting up a car. There is a fine line you have to walk between fast and wrecking and there is little margin for error. We’ve had good cars to start the season and we want to continue that this weekend.”