Dodge Motorsports NNS Race Advance – Dover 200 – Dover International Speedway

Dodge Motorsports NNS Race Advance – Dover 200
Dover International Speedway
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010

• Dodge’s Justin Allgaier is fourth in the series point standings, best among
full-time, Nationwide-only drivers.  Allgaier leads fellow Nationwide-only
driver Trevor Bayne, currently ranked seventh, by 401 points.
• With 27 races completed in the 2010 season, Penske Racing’s two NASCAR
Nationwide Series Dodge entries have recorded six poles, five wins along with
25 top-five and 36 top-10 finishes. 
• Dodge is seeking its first NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.

JUSTIN ALLGAIER – No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge
• Earned his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory earlier this year at
Bristol Motor Speedway, leading a 1-2 finish for Penske Racing and Dodge. 
• Allgaier has one win along with six top-five and 14 top-10 finishes in 26
Nationwide races in 2010. 
• He is currently fourth in the season point standings, best among full-time
Nationwide Series-only drivers.
• Qualified 29th and finished 16th at the spring event at Dover.
• Average finish in three Nationwide starts at Dover is 17th.
•  Won the 2008 ARCA championship.
• Was the 2009 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year.

BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge
• Currently leads the Nationwide Series standings by 373 points over Carl
Edwards.  He has led the standings since his win at Talladega in April.
• At the spring race at Dover, Keselowski qualified third and led three laps
en route to a seventh-place finish.
• In seven career Nationwide starts at Dover, Keselowski has one win, three
top-five and six top-10 finishes.
• Earned back-to-back wins at Talladega and Richmond and has four wins in
• His 2010 Nationwide Series totals, in addition to four wins, include 19
top-five and 21 top-10 finishes.  He has only one finish outside the top 15
(Chicago – 21st).
• Has a NASCAR record 94 consecutive Nationwide Series races without a DNF
(Did Not Finish).

Dodge’s Brad Keselowski leads Carl Edwards by 373 points in the Nationwide
Series standings.  The largest deficit overcome with eight races remaining in
the series is 320 points (Larry Pearson – 1986). 

“Dover is a great race track.  It’s a concrete surface, which is something
that has obviously been very kind to us here lately.  It’s a fast track, and
every time you drive off into the corners, it’s equivalent to the height of a
one or two-story building.  It’s a place where you’re never able to relax.
Even the straightaways are very demanding at Dover.”
Justin Allgaier, No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger

“Dover and Bristol are alike and different in several ways. They are alike in
the sense that they both have elevation changes, and both are concrete tracks
and have a lot of banking.  Probably the biggest difference between the two is
the way that they take rubber.  They take rubber so differently that it
changes the groove throughout the race. Dover is also a bit faster and the
track is a bit rougher than Bristol, especially since it was resurfaced not
long ago.”
Brad Keselowski, No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger

“Dover is an awesome race track, 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.”
Paul Wolfe, crew chief, No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger

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