NCWTS Preview: Dover International Speedway


Brad Keselowski Racing NCWTS Preview: Dover International Speedway

Keys To The Race:

• Concrete surface changes with amount of rubber put down
• Rough surface destroys tires = 4-tire stops
• Drivers must find a groove that works – high or low
• Pace yourself, race the racetrack and be consistent
• Pit road entry is one of the most challenging in NASCAR

No. 19 LTi Printing Ford F-150

• LTi Printing is the primary sponsor for Austin Cindric and the No. 19 Ford F-150 in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway
• Will be Cindric’s first Truck Series start at Dover – was scheduled to compete in the 2016 race, was sixth quick in final practice, but did not qualify when time trials were rained out
• DID YOU KNOW? Crew chief Doug Randolph led the No. 19 team to victory in the 2015 race at the Monster Mile
• Scored 10th-place finish at Kansas Speedway (race No. 4) – his first top 10 in 11 NCWTS races
• Best qualifying effort in 2017 is third place at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Austin Cindric: “Last year, I stood down in Turn 1 at the start of first practice and watched for a little while to see what I was really up against, because I had never been to Dover before. It’s an intimidating place, especially in the truck, because you are carrying a ton of corner speed. You’re committed to full throttle way before you can see the exit of the corner. The exit of the turns are really narrow and the banking falls away when the you get to the outside wall, so every lap, you’re counter-steering toward the wall and sliding off the corners. I’m really looking forward to going back to Dover in the LTi Printing Ford F-150 this weekend.”

No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150

• Briscoe will make his first Dover International Speedway start and first start on an all-concrete racetrack
• Holds a three-point lead in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings
• Currently ranks fourth in the NCWTS championship standings
• Earned two top-five finishes in five races this season
• Has completed 99.61 percent of possible laps this season (778 of 781)
• Best start this season came at Charlotte Motor Speedway (second) – average starting position through five races is 8.20
• Best finish in five NCWTS starts entering Dover is third place in the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway

Chase Briscoe:
“I’m really looking forward to making my first start at Dover; it is the one track I’ve always wanted to race at and I’ve had it circled on this year’s schedule. I’ve talked to [crew chief Mike] Hillman [Jr.] quite a bit about it, and we think we should be pretty good. He’s been on the box for a lot of races there, so I have a lot of faith in him to help my learning curve. I typically really like high-banked tracks where you have to get into the gas hard, and Dover certainly fits that mold, so it should be a good time. Hopefully we can get our Cooper Standard Ford F-150 in victory lane for the first time this year.”