Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NAPA Auto Parts 250 presented by Dodge Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011
ROBBY GORDON, No. 7 SPEED Energy Dodge Challenger R/T Montreal Stats: Starts: 2 Wins: 0 Top Fives: 0 Top 10s: 0 Poles: 0 Laps Led: 17 Average Start: 13.5 Average Finish: 16.0
ALEX TAGLIANI, No. 12 Hot Wheels Dodge Challenger R/T Montreal Stats: Starts: 1 Wins: 0 Top Fives: 0 Top 10s: 0 Poles: 0 Laps Led: 0 Average Start: 23.0 Average Finish: 26.0
JACQUES VILLENEUVE, No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger R/T Montreal Stats: Starts: 3 Wins: 0 Top Fives: 2 Top 10s: 2 Poles: 0 Laps Led: 5 Average Start: 4.3 Average Finish: 7.7
DODGE DRIVER QUOTES: “Having the chance to run with such a great team that has a strong history of success in every series they’ve ever run in, combined with racing on my home track at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, is a great opportunity and honor. The chance to take part in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race with Penske Racing came about because of a great and long relationship with Dodge and the additional support of Hot Wheels as a sponsor. I hope to make them all proud.” Alex Tagliani, No. 12 Hot Wheels Dodge
“I’m looking forward to the NAPA Auto Parts 200 – it’s always an exciting race but in addition, it obviously has special meaning for me because the Circuit (Gilles Villeneuve) holds my father’s name and I’ll be racing in my hometown. After our good showing at Elkhart Lake, I know the No. 22 Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday Dodge will be competitive and together with the Penske team, we’ll definitely be turning up with the goal of winning.” Jacques Villeneuve, No 22 Discount Tire Dodge
“It’s always great to head up to Montreal and race in front of the great race fans in Quebec. We’re bringing a brand new SPEED Energy Dodge Challenger to race. I really like Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. We led a bunch of laps there last year and if not for a green-white-checker flag, we probably would have won the race. Some of the best race fans are north of the border and I can’t wait for them to see our SPEED Energy Dodge.” Robby Gordon, No. 7 SPEED Energy Dodge
· Maryeve Default will be making her first career Nationwide start this weekend driving the No. 81 Dodge Challenger.
· Robby Gordon is making his first Nationwide start since Montreal last year. He led 17 laps and finished 14th.
· Quebec natives Alex Tagliani and Jacques Villeneuve will be piloting Dodge Challengers prepared by Penske Racing. Villeneuve is making his second NNS start this season in No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger. He finished third at Road America.
· Dodge has two Nationwide Series wins this season.