It was a very productive weekend for the Dodge NASCAR/NNS teams on the racetracks of North America as our drivers managed two Top Five finishes.
The hard charging Brad Keselowski in the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T finished third at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. Hes turned into a point-scoring machine in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and has tallied 131 points in the last three races which has propelled him from 21st in the driver standings to 12th.
Keselowskis third place finish in the Pure Michigan 400 comes on the heels of his second win of the season two weeks ago at Pocono and a runner-up finish last weekend at Watkins Glen. Only Kyle Busch, Sundays race winner, has scored more points in that span, thanks to leading the most laps in two of the three events.
We were decent today, about a fifth to 10th-place car. Paul (Wolfe, crew chief) and the guys did a great job making the right pit calls and executing. We probably finished better than what we had in the car. It was a solid day. Im proud of my team and the whole Miller Lite Dodge Charger effort here. It was a pretty good race and a good run for the Miller Lite Dodge. The guys did a great job working on the car today. We executed well all day. Paul made some great calls on the pit box and we were able to bring home a third-place finish. It’s a great run for us here in Michigan, a solid day. I’m proud of my team. We gained some points and had another solid run.
At the NNS race this past Saturday, Alex Tagliani, driving No. 12 Hot Wheels Dodge Challenger R/T, had an impressive finish and came in second place. I was so happy to have the good fortune to race for Penske Racing and drive the Dodge Challenger R/T this weekend. It was pretty quick. It was unfortunate for Jacques (Villeneuve) with what happened on one of the restarts. We decided to go with a car that was very good on the long runs and very good on the tires. I think we had one of the fastest cars on the long runs, but all of those restarts were pretty tough for us. Ive very proud, very thankful for all the help I had from Penske Racing. It was great to drive the Hot Wheels Dodge this weekend here in Montreal said Alex.