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With a new PRS-228 chassis intact, Brad Keselowski and the Penske Racing Discount Tire Dodge Challenger Team will exceed expectations at Friday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS).

-Keselowski and the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge team are ranked third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) owner point standings following a third-place finish two weeks ago at Auto Club Speedway.

-After winning at the 2011 season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Keselowski earned 15th place on the NNS all-time wins list with 17 victories. Keselowski is just three win’s shy from tying Greg Biffle for 14th place on the all-time list.

-Keselowski Speedway Stats: In 104 speedway starts in the Nationwide Series, Keselowski has accumulated nine wins, 47 top-five finishes, 66 top-10 results and six pole awards. In addition, he has led the field for 1,714 laps at tracks between one and two miles in length.

-Meet & Greet wtih Keselowski at Speedzone Dallas located at 11130 Malibu Drive in Dallas, Texas at 4pm CT on Wednesday, April 11.

-Discount Tire, America’s largest tire and wheel retailer, and NASCAR champion driver Brad Keselowski, are providing an exciting way for race fans to follow the action and win great prizes with the Pick 22 to Win online sweepstakes. At fans select where Keselowski and his No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger will finish in a designated Nationwide Series race. There are 15 separate Nationwide Series races for fans to participate in for a chance to win free sets of tires and great autographed Brad Keselowski race gear.

Keselowski on racing at Texas Motor Speedway
“Texas is an extremely fast track in any kind of car, but no stock car gives you the sensation of speed that the Nationwide Series car does. It actually feels faster than a Cup car. You enter Turn 1 at around 190-195 mph, depending on whether you are in race trim or qualifying trim. If your car is handling the way it needs to, you’ll go through that corner without lifting, or barely lifting, out of the throttle. You’re on the edge the entire lap and if you don’t hit your marks you can easily end up in the wall. I’m excited about the car we’re bringing and I think we can run up front and contend for the win.”


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