June 13, 2012 3:50 PM
Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski says nothing compares to home
That’s just one reason why the suburban Detroit native is
geeked about this weekend’s NASCAR racing events at Michigan
International Speedway (MIS) near the Motor City.
The other reason is the MIS track itself. It is newly paved, and
there could be some unexpected surprises for the drivers.
“Whenever you repave a track or drastically make a change of
the nature of a repave, it’s going to change the racing and
how it works,” said Keselowski. “You know the question:
Is it going to be better? Is it going to be worse? Is it going to
be this or is it going to be that? You know time will tell. I think
the track has a lot of key events that will probably indicate how
the Cup race will go. The Cup race is obviously the Granddaddy race
for this racetrack. There is a Nationwide event and an ARCA event
beforehand. I think that will probably provide the biggest
indicator of the quality of racing that we will see come Sunday,
but I feel pretty good about it.”
28, drives the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger in NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series competition and the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger on
the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit. He will be racing Saturday in
the Nationwide event, the Alliance Truck Parts 250, and on Sunday
in the Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup race.
And Keselowski says, with the new track in mind, drivers and fans
could be in store for one wild weekend.
“I feel like the Nationwide race here is going to be crazy.
That might be one of the best races of the year for any of the
Coverage of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race begins Saturday at
3:30 p.m. ET on ABC, with the race scheduled to begin at 3:45
p.m. Sunday’s coverage of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series
race begins at noon ET on TNT, with the race scheduled to
start at 1 p.m.