Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes – Chase Notes No. 2 – New Hampshire

Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Chase Notes No. 2 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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Friday, Sept. 23, 2011




Chase Race No. 2 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011


Kurt Busch – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T

o Finished 10th in first race at NHMS in July

o Started fourth and led 66 of 301 laps

o Has three wins along with seven top five and 11 top-10 finishes at NHMS

o Average finish of 13.5 at 1.058-mile track in 21 starts

o Swept both events in 2004 before joining Penske Racing


Brad Keselowski – No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T

o Finished 35th in July race

o Started fifth, cut down right front tire, completed 257 of 301 laps

o Started from pole in last year’s fall event

o Has one top-10 finish and an average finish of 22.2 at Loudon track

o Has been running at finish of all four starts at NHMS


Results: Chase Race No. 1 – Chicagoland Speedway – Monday, Sept. 19, 2011


Kurt Busch – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T

o Qualified: 3rd Finished: 6th

o Points position: 4th Gain/Loss: +3 Behind Leader: -11

o Led 64 of 267 laps – most by any driver

o Seventh top-five and 15th top-10 of the season.


Brad Keselowski – No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T

o Qualified: 6th Finished: 5th

o Points Position: 6th Gain/Loss: +5 Behind Leader: -14

o Seventh consecutive top-12 finish.

o Career-best Chicagoland Speedway finish.

o Seventh top-five and 11th top-10 of the season.

o Since Indianapolis (August), has scored more points than any other NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, 289 to Jeff Gordon’s 262




· 2004: Former Dodge drivers Jeremy Mayfield and Ryan Newman were in the inaugural Chase. Both had problems in the first event at NHMS with Newman finishing 33rd and Mayfield 35th.

· 2005: Three Dodge drivers (Mayfield, Newman and Rusty Wallace) made the Chase field with Newman winning the opener at NHMS. Newman ended up sixth, Wallace eighth and Mayfield ninth in the final standings.

· 2006: Kasey Kahne was the lone Dodge driver in the Chase field. Kahne started 33rd and finished 16th at Loudon.

· 2007: Kurt Busch was the lone Dodge representative. He started third and finished 25th in the Chase opener at Loudon. He finished seventh in the final Chase standings.

· 2008: There were no Dodges in the 2008 Chase field.

· 2009: Kurt Busch was the lone Dodge representative among the elite 12. Busch started third and finished seventh at NHMS in the Chase opener.

· 2010: Kurt Busch was the single Dodge entry. He started 12th and finished 13th in the first of the 10 Chase races.

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