Brad Keselowski Nationwide Series Bristol Race Preview

March 16, 2010

Brad Keselowski
No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Charger
Bristol Motor Speedway – Scotts Turf Builder 300
March 20, 2010

No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Charger News and Notes
• This Week’s Charger… The No. 22 Penske Racing Discount Tire Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-021 during Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Scotts Turf Builder 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). PRS-021 is a new chassis to the No. 22 Discount Tire team.
• Double Duty... Driver Brad Keselowski will compete full-time in both the NASCAR Cup Series and Nationwide Series in 2010. In addition to racing the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race, he will compete in Sunday’s Food City 500 in the No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger. Keselowski is a favorite to produce the first NASCAR title for Roger Penske after consecutive third-place championship finishes in the Nationwide Series.
• The No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Charger in 2010... After three races, Keselowski and the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge team currently sit second in the Nationwide Series driver point standings. Keselowski earned his second top-five finish of the season with a fourth-place result at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last month.
• Follow Me on Twitter… Fans can now follow Keselowski on Twitter at Fans can get a glimpse inside his everyday life while keeping up-to-date on the latest news for the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge team.
• Fast Facts… Among active drivers, Keselowski holds the second-highest average finish in Nationwide Series races at BMS.  His 2008 victory at the track featured a race record 93.509 mph lap average.
• The Rest is History... After starting the 2005 Food City 250 at BMS from the third position, Ryan Newman drove his way to victory lane to give Penske Racing their fourth win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In nine series starts, the organization has finished inside the top 10 in seven of those events.

Brad Keselowski on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway
“After having two straight weeks off in the Nationwide Series, we jump right back in with both feet this weekend. These cars put on a heck of a show at Bristol and the races there are some of my favorites of the year. I thought the changes that were made to the track a couple of years ago were awesome, but they’ve taken a little bit of that extra room away with the new outside wall. I’m anxious to see how that will affect the racing. One thing we know is that it will still be full of action and that’s what makes this place great. My Bristol win in 2008 is easily one of the highlights of my career.” 

Crew chief Paul Wolfe on preparing a car for Bristol Motor Speedway
“As a crew chief you look forward to going to Bristol because you don’t have to worry about aerodynamics or ‘dirty air.’ It’s all about finding mechanic grip and forward bite. If you can do that your driver can be successful. The Nationwide cars carry tremendous speed through the corners and if the driver can carry that speed down the straightaway he can pass a lot of cars. Brad loves Bristol and his record reflects that. I’m confident we can go up there and contend for the win.”