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Dodge Motorsports NNS Race Advance - New Hampshire 200 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway
LOUDON, N.H. , Jun 23, 2010 - For Immediate Release
Dodge Motorsports NNS Race Advance
New Hampshire 200
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Dodge in 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series
• Dodge has four wins in the 2010 NNS season (Allgaier – Bristol and Keselowski – Talladega, Richmond and Nashville).
• Dodge has earned three poles this season. Keselowski – Las Vegas, Bristol and Allgaier – Nashville
• Dodge will unveil its NNS Dodge Challenger at Daytona in July.
DID YOU KNOW
• Brad Keselowski has as many top-five finishes as any other Nationwide Series competitor has top 10s.
• Justin Allgaier finished 13th in his only previous NASCAR Nationwide Series start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (June 2009).
• The No. 22 Penske Racing Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-034 during Saturday’s 200-mile race at New Hampshire. Keselowski drove this chassis to a victory at Richmond in April.
• The Dodge Challenger makes its return to the Nationwide Series next week at Daytona International Speedway.
JUSTIN ALLGAIER – No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge
• Allgaier earned his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win this year at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading a 1-2 Penske Racing, Dodge finish.
• Allgaier has earned one pole this season (Nashville).
• In 15 Nationwide Series races in 2010, Allgaier has accumulated five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.
• Allgaier’s third-place position in the point standings is best among full-time, Nationwide Series-only drivers. Allgaier leads fellow Nationwide-only driver Brendan Gaughan, currently ranked seventh, by 366 points.
BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge
• Keselowski leads the Nationwide Series driver standings with a 237-point advantage over Carl Edwards.
• Keselowski earned back-to-back wins at Talladega and Richmond earlier this season.
• Keselowski leads the Nationwide Series in top-five finishes (12), top-10 finishes (14) and laps completed.
• Keselowski has led the Nationwide Series point standings since his win at Talladega in April.
• Keselowski extended his NASCAR Nationwide Series record of 82 consecutive races without a DNF (Did Not Finish) at Kentucky Speedway last week.
• Keselowski has completed all 2,799 laps contested this season and has led the field for 522 of those circuits.
DODGE NATIONWIDE DRIVER QUOTES
“New Hampshire is a fun place to race because it’s one of those tracks where you are racing it (the track) as much as you are the competitors. It’s very hard to pass, especially in these Nationwide cars, because you get too loose underneath someone and you don’t have the power to beat them off the corner.
“It feels great to come out of those three non-companion weekends with a comfortable lead in the standings, but there is still a lot of racing left to go. The four races with the new car are going to play a very important role in determining the championship. If we can make it through those races unscathed, beginning next week in Daytona, then we’ll reevaluate our season and figure out our strategy for the final half. My philosophy has always been to go to the race track to win and the points will take care of themselves, but we need to do what’s best for Penske Racing.”
Brad Keselowski, No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Charger
“New Hampshire is a great race track. The fans up there are very passionate about racing. It’s a flat mile with some very distinct grooves that you typically wouldn’t run at other tracks. It’s a very interesting place, and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Justin Allgaier, No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger