Eldora Speedway Preview

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PREVIEW

Team BKR at Eldora Tune-In Infographic

Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) will make his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of the 2015 season in the 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic at Eldora (Rossburg, Ohio) Speedway.  The race will be the first ever for Keselowski at Eldora and his first race on dirt.

Brad Keselowski Notes

  • Claimed his first NCWTS victory at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway last August – his most recent short track start
  • Led three times for 119 of 200 laps in Bristol victory- average running position in the race was 1.44
  • Will make his third NCWTS start of the 2015 season at Eldora
  • Formed Brad Keselowski Racing in 2008 and has six wins as an owner
  • 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion
  • 2010 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
Tyler Reddick (@TylerReddick) enters the 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic at Eldora (Rossburg, Ohio) Speedway second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship standings, 20 points behind the leader.  Reddick scored an 11thplace finish in the 2014 NCWTS race at Eldora.

Tyler Reddick Notes

  • Has eight top 10 finishes in 10 races this season – average finish is 5.70
  • First series win came in 2015 season opening race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway while second career victory came five races later at Dover (Del.) International Speedway
  • Youngest driver to start the World 100 at Eldora Speedway from the pole at 16 years old
  • Youngest driver to start at World of Outlaws feature event at 12 years old

 

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

Brad Keselowski – No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150: “I jumped at the opportunity to compete at Eldora because that race looked like so much fun last year.  I’m not certain what to expect because this is my first time racing on dirt.  I’m going there with an open mind and plan to learn all I can.  Chad Kendrick and everyone at BKR have worked really hard to give me a great Cooper Standard Ford F-150.  I know I’ll lean on my teammate Tyler Reddick because of his dirt experience plus he ran at Eldora last year.”

 

Chad Kendrick – Crew Chief, No. 29 Cooper Ford F-150:“Eldora is very difficult because the track changes the whole time that we’re there.  At the last two races there we haven’t had a lot of rain and the track just gets really dry. Keeping forward drive with the Cooper Standard Ford F-150 is going to be critical.  My biggest hope is that the track stays like it has the last two years where it’s really dry and sandy because then it’s predictable and we know what’s going to happen.”

 

Tyler Reddick – No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford 

F-150:  “I’ve really wanted to win a race at Eldora for a long time, more than any other track.  And if that happens Wednesday night in the Draw-Tite Ford F-150 it would be really special.  The trucks have less horsepower, more weight and use a hard asphalt tire.  The vehicles react slower and it just takes patience to run well there.  We ran really well early on in the race last year but when the track starts to dry up and slow down we need to make the right calls.”

 

Doug Randolph – Crew Chief, No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford 

F-150:  “The Eldora race is one that Tyler circles on his calendar.  His dirt racing background gives him a lot of confidence.  It’s a challenge because the track changes so much with the weather and the moisture.  The guys with dirt experience will be able to really lay down some good laps at the beginning of practice but as the track dries out and rubbers up, it slowly but surely becomes more and more like a very worn out asphalt race.  I think that levels the playing field.”

 

Team BKR at Eldora Tune-In Infographic