No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger Preview-5-Hour Energy 500

June 8, 2011

Brad Keselowski
No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger
5-Hour Energy 500
Pocono Raceway
June 12, 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-736 during Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway. Brad Keselowski drove this chassis to a 36th-place finish at Richmond International Raceway in April.
• No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge in 2011... After 13 points-paying events, Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team sit 21st in the NASCAR Cup Series (NSCS) driver and owner point standings. The team is coming off its first win of the season last weekend in the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway
• Winner, Winner… Keselowski scored the second win of his NSCS career last weekend at Kansas. He led the final nine laps of the 267-lap event to add a second victory to his win at Talladega Superspeedway in April of 2009. The win puts Keselowski one step closer to this year’s “Chase for the Championship” as the last two spots in the “Chase” will be taken by drivers with the most wins that are not in the top-10 in the driver points standings. Sunday’s win also qualifies him for the 2012 NASCAR All-Star race, an event he raced his way into this year by finishing second in the NASCAR Showdown qualifying race. 
• Meet Brad… Keselowski will make an appearance at Shenanigan’s located at 9 Lake Harmony Drive in Lake Harmony, Pa., on Thursday, June 9 at 8:00 pm ET.
• A Family Affair… Keselowski’s father, 1989 ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Bob Keselowski, made his only NASCAR Cup Series start at Pocono Raceway in 1994. Brad’s uncle, Ron Keselowski, picked up a win at the 2.5-mile triangle in the now-defunct USAC stock car division in April of 1974.
• Triple Hopping the Triangle… The featured tag line on the bumper of the “Blue Deuce” this weekend at Pocono will be “Triple Hopping the Triangle.” Triple hop brewing is the process that gives Miller Lite its award-winning, great taste. Pocono Raceway has long been known as the “Tricky Triangle” for its unusual triangle shape.
• The Rest is History... Penske Racing has enjoyed considerable success at Pocono Raceway. In 77 Cup Series starts, Penske Racing drivers have recorded eight wins, five pole awards and 17 top-five finishes. The organization made its first start at the track in August of 1975 with Bobby Allison behind the wheel of the No. 16 entry.

Brad Keselowski on his win last weekend at Kansas Speedway
“I’m so proud to be a part of this Miller Lite team and all the hard work that goes into getting our cars to the racetrack every week. You know, this season got off to a slow start. We had a lot of new faces that were working together for the first time. We expected a few growing pains. Now I really feel that we are starting to fire on all cylinders. We’ve been very competitive for much of the last month, but we didn’t catch any breaks. On Sunday we, again, put ourselves in position to race for the win. This time things went our way. All we can do is keep putting ourselves in position to win and good things will happen.”

Brad Keselowski on visiting Pocono Raceway as a child
“Pocono is a place that I’ve been to many times with my family. My dad always ran well there in the family ARCA car and those are my earliest recollections of the track. He did make one Cup start there, which is pretty cool. His experience is something that I’ve definitely leaned on as I continue to get up to speed there. It’s a pretty tricky place but I feel like I made a lot of gains there last year. I think some of the speed that we’ve found over the last few weeks will transfer to Pocono and that has me excited that we can grab a good finish.”

Crew chief Paul Wolfe on returning to the racetrack as the most-recent winning team
“Winning does so much for the morale of a team. We’ve made a lot of gains on the Miller Lite Dodge since the start of the season and we’ve run well enough on a couple of occasions to win the race. Racing is a results-driven sport and, unfortunately, we didn’t have the results we wanted, even though we could see improvements. The win at Kansas validates all the hard work that is going on back at the shop and at the racetrack. I’m really excited about what this will do for us moving forward. You won’t see a change in our approach. We’re still going to try to outwork other teams. If anything I believe it will drive us to work even harder.”