Career Stats: Starts: 29 Wins: 0 Top Fives: 4 Top 10s: 10 Poles: 0 Laps Led: 31
2012 Season Stats: Starts: 3 Wins: 0 Top Fives: 0 Top 10s: 1 Poles: 0 Laps Led: 0
• Scored ninth-place finish last week at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway, his first top 10 of the 2012 season.
• Fifth in the series championship standings, 20 points behind leader Timothy Peters.
• Won pole for 2009 Nationwide race at Kansas, his first NASCAR national series start.
• Finished 11th in one previous NCWTS start at Kansas (2011) after qualifying seventh.
• Has completed 100 percent of total possible laps this season (559), one of just six drivers to do so.
Brad Keselowski – No. 19 Brad Keselowski Checkered Flag Foundation RAM Crew Chief: Jeff Stankiewicz
Career Stats: Starts: 49 Wins: 0 Top Fives: 1 Top 10s: 4 Poles: 1 Laps Led: 74
2012 Season Stats: Starts: 1 Wins: 0 Top Fives: 0 Top 10s: 0 Laps Led: 0 Poles: 0 Laps Led: 0
• Will be making his 50th career NCWTS start at Kansas.
• Has two previous NCWTS starts at Kansas.
• Best NCWTS finish is second-place in 2010 at Gateway (Madison, Ill.) International Raceway.
• Won pole for 2007 race at Memphis (Tenn.) Motorsports Park.
RAM DRIVER QUOTES “Kansas is one of my favorite race tracks. I had my first NASCAR start there in a Nationwide car and won the pole, which was a pretty significant accomplishment for me in my racing career. Aside from that, it’s the track that I look at as the quintessential mile-and-a-half. It’s smooth, it’s got a lot of lanes and it’s kind of the perfect shape for a mile-and-a-half. All those things add up to being a track that is very much dependent on equipment. We ran well there last year. We were running top five the whole race and had a mishap at the end.” — Parker Kligerman
KANSAS SPEEDWAY NUMBERS
• RAM has won TWO poles at Kansas: Jason Leffler (2002) and Chad Chaffin (2003).
• Best finish by a RAM driver at Kansas is second-place (Ted Musgrave in 2001 and Bobby Hamilton in 2004).
• RAM has racked up seven top-five and 16 top-10 finishes at Kansas.
RAM IN THE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
• Bobby Hamilton (2004) and Ted Musgrave (2005) won the season championship driving a RAM.
• RAM has captured the manufacturer’s championship three times in the 17-year history of the series – 2001, 2003 and 2004.
• Tony Raines gave RAM its first win in the series in 1997, winning at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo.
• RAM won 15 of the 24 NCWTS races during the 2001 season, 13 of 25 in 2003 and 11 of 25 in 2004.
• There have been 420 races in the NCWTS beginning at Phoenix International Raceway on Feb. 2, 1995. There were three RAM drivers – Joe Bessey, Bob Keselowski and Walker Evans – in the 33-truck starting field. Bessey scored a fourth-place finish while Mike Skinner took the win.
RAM TALK “The team has excelled at those mile-and-a-halfs, so we’re anxious to get back there and see what we can do. Kansas is definitely still aero-dependent and obviously the more tracks age, the more it puts it in the driver’s hands.” — Doug Randolph, Crew Chief, No. 29 Reese Towpower RAM