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Team Penske Boyd Gaming 300 Race Preview

March 5, 2014

THE RACE

The Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile superspeedway, Las Vegas, Nev.)
Saturday, March 8, 4:15 pm ET
 
The No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang
Driver: Brad Keselowski    


THE NEWS AND NOTES
    
The No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang

· STRONG START OF THE SEASON: Through the first two races of the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, Brad Keselowski and the No. 22 team have finished in the top-three in both events.  The team earned a second-place at Daytona and a third-place at Phoenix.

· CONTENDING AGAIN: Once again, the No. 22 Discount Tire team is sure to be a strong contender for the 2014 NNS owners’ championship. After the first two events of the year, they trail series leader Joe Gibbs Racing and their No. 54 car by just five points.

· THREE AND OUT FOR A WHILE: Keselowski will compete in his third-consecutive NNS event of the 2014 season this weekend at Las Vegas. This will be his last appearance for a while as teammates Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano will each be taking their turns in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang over the next several races.

· TRACK RECORD HOLDER: Keselowski earned his first Coors Light Pole Award as a member of Team Penske in the 2010 Sam's Town 300. Keselowski ran a lap of 29.122 seconds (185.427 miles per hour) - a track record that still stands today.

 
THE Q & A    

BRAD KESELOWSKI, NO. 22 DISCOUNT TIRE FORD

THE TEAM IS OFF TO A STRONG START THIS YEAR. WHAT IS YOUR OUTLOOK HEADING INTO LAS VEGAS?

“This Discount Tire team is a special group and one that I feel privileged to be a part of. We have had a solid start to our season, but we won’t be happy until we win. Las Vegas is one of the places I’ve yet to earn a victory. Having said that we’ve run better here than our results show and I think our Ford Mustang will be fast this weekend.”
 

JEREMY BULLINS, CREW CHIEF, NO. 22 DISCOUNT TIRE FORD MUSTANG

LAS VEGAS IS ONE OF THE PLACES THIS TEAM HAS YET TO CONQUER. IS THIS YOUR WEEKEND?

“No doubt Las Vegas has been a strong track for the No. 22 Discount Tire Mustang. The stats books won’t show it because circumstances have hurt our finishes, but we’ve led a lot of laps and I feel like we have a strong intermediate track package. Brad really knows the feel he’s looking for there and hopefully we can get the finish we’re after.”

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