kurtbrad2.jpgIt has been an up and down season for NASCAR Dodge fans and
    this past weekend in Texas is one that most Mopar lovers would likely forget.  Between the two races in Texas this past
    weekend with the Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 on Saturday and the
    Sprint Cup Samsung Mobile 500 on Sunday, there were 86 total cars qualified but
    just four of them were Dodge products.

    In Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, Brad Keselowski and Sam
    Hornish Jr were the only two drivers piloting Dodge Challengers and with
    starting positions of 12th and 14th the teammates were
    poised for another day of front running. 
    Things went fairly well for Sam Hornish Jr as he rolled into an 11th
    place finish in his #12 Wurth Challenger but for Keselowski, early engine
    troubles dashed his hopes of winning and he was forced to finish 35th
    – 41 laps off of the pace.  Hornish now
    sits in 4th place in the Nationwide season standings.

    On Sunday, Keselowski and teammate AJ Allmendinger were the
    only two drivers piloting Dodge Chargers with starting positions of 8th
    and 12th.  Allmendinger’s #22
    Shell/Pennzoil Charger had handling issues all day but even with those
    problems, he managed to finish a respectable 15th.  However, for Brad Keselowski’s #2 Miller Lite
    Charger, it was a much worse day.  As has
    been the case for Keselowski’s team several times this season, fuel delivery
    issues forced him into the garage area – forcing him to settle for a 36th
    place finish.  This poor outing dropped
    Keselowski to 15th in the season standings while Allmendinger moved
    up one spot to 19th.

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup heads to Kansas this weekend to be
    joined by the Camping World Trucks.  The
    Nationwide teams have this weekend off.