No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger Dover Race Preview

May 11, 2010

Brad Keselowski
No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger
Helluva! Good 200
Dover International Speedway
May 15, 2010

No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger News and Notes
• This Week’s Charger…
The No. 22 Penske Racing Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-030 during Saturday’s race at Dover International Speedway. Keselowski drove this chassis to a fourth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in April. 
• The No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger in 2010... After 10 races, Keselowski and the No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge team currently lead the Nationwide Series driver point standings by 55 points over Kyle Busch.
• A New Series Record... Upon finishing the race at Darlington on Saturday, Keselowski extended his NASCAR Nationwide Series record of 77 consecutive races without a DNF (Did Not Finish).
• Leading the Way… Keselowski has led at least one lap in eight of the 10 Nationwide Series races this season for a total of 357 laps led. He has completed all 1,916 laps this season.
• Lucky Number…12?... In addition to being his NASCAR Cup Series number, the number 12 has been very good to Keselowski at Dover. In his last three Nationwide Series races at the tough oval, he has qualified in the 12th position. He has raced his way to top-five finishes in each of those starts, including a win in May of 2009.
• Driver Turned Crew Chief… No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger crew chief Paul Wolfe made 16 starts in the Nationwide Series from 2003-2005. Two of those starts came at Dover in 2003 and 2005, where he finished 16th in each event. In addition, Wolfe competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East from 2000-2004 where he made three starts at the “Monster Mile,” capturing one pole award, one outside pole position and two second-place finishes (2002, 2004).
• Penske Racing at Dover… In September of 2005, Ryan Newman dominated the field by leading 193 of 200 laps to win from the pole at Dover International Speedway. In addition to Newman’s victory, Penske Racing entries have recorded two top-five finishes along with two pole awards in six Nationwide Series starts at Dover.
• Visit Ruby Tuesday… Fans looking for good food and plenty of racing action should visit their nearest Ruby Tuesday location. Every race is shown on their many high-definition televisions.

Brad Keselowski on racing at the “Monster Mile”
“I don’t think Dover gets the recognition that it deserves. It’s a nasty racetrack and I mean that in a good way. Very few tracks are as physically demanding as Dover. It’s hard on both the drivers and equipment. At no point during the race can you just log laps because, if you aren’t racing another driver, you are making sure that you keep your car out of the wall. For that reason, Dover is one of my favorite tracks. I was able to win there last year and we are running well enough that we can win this week, too.”

Crew chief Paul Wolfe on Dover International Speedway
“When I was driving I always looked forward to going to Dover. I had some decent runs there over my years as a driver. I was probably more of a fan of Dover behind the wheel, though, than I am as a crew chief. It’s an awesome racetrack, but it can give you fits. It’s really demanding on your equipment. They call it the ‘Monster Mile’ for a reason. In Brad we have a driver that loves the challenge of racing at Dover, so if I do my job and give him a capable car, I’m confident he can win again.”