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This Week In Motorsports

This Week In Motorsports

July 2, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – This Week in Motorsports is a video recap of weekend motor sports events in NASCAR, the Nationwide series and other competitions under the Chrysler Group LLC banner. This week, Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski captured his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the season at Kentucky Speedway, guiding his No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger to Victory Lane in the Quaker State 400.

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Under The Pentastar

Under The Pentastar

“Under the Pentastar” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Chrysler Group LLC. This week’s stories include: The Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois, celebrates the launch of the 2013 Dodge Dart; Chrysler Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne named Large Tier Manufacturer of the Year by the Michigan Manufacturers Association; Brad Keselowski captures the number one spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron 499 race at Talladega Super Speedway over the weekend; Chrysler employees in Kokomo, Indiana, rolled up their sleeves to help paint and plant flowers at Howard Haven in Kokomo, home to senior and disabled residents.

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Baja2011: Kent Kroeker and Alan Roach

Baja2011: Kent Kroeker and Alan Roach

November 23, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Just two-and-a-half weeks after Mopar® introduced the new 800 horsepower V-10 Competition Race Engine for drag racing at the 2011 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, the off-road racing derivative of the crate engine made its debut in the 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, Nov. 18–19, powering Kent Kroeker and Alan Roach to the Class 8 win in the famed event.

Kroeker, owner of Kroeker Off-Road Engineering (KORE), shared the driving duties of the Ram 1500 with the Mopar V-10 Competition Off-Road Race Engine under the hood, with Roach, who hails from Escondido, Calif. The pair covered the distance of nearly 700 miles through the rugged desert of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula in just over 20 hours to record the Class 8 victory. Kroeker began the race and drove through the San Felipe loop, with Roach then taking the wheel for the remainder of the distance.

“What an amazing debut for the Mopar V-10 Competition Off-Road Race Engine to win at Baja. Our off-road engineers have been working very hard on this engine and it certainly passed its first test with flying colors.”

Pietro Gorlier
President and CEO of Mopar

The 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 drew a total of 278 starters from 34 states and 16 different countries, in more than 30 different classes. The Class 8 division that Kroeker and Roach competed in with the Mopar V-10 Competition Off-Road Race Engine is comprised of full-size, two-wheel drive trucks.

“Winning the Baja 1000 means laser-focused excellence that can’t be demonstrated any other way. The performance of the new Mopar V-10 was superb. We were the only vehicle in the Baja 1000 using Mopar power. Mopar engineers sculpted its characteristics around my description of what is needed to win in long-distance desert racing.”

Kent Kroeker

Kroeker and his team put the Ram 1500 for Baja together in six weeks, as both the truck and the Mopar V-10 Competition Off-Road Race Engine made their competitive debut at what is considered the most grueling event in off-road racing.

Kroeker and KORE were instrumental in the development and creation of the Mopar Ram Runner, which was introduced at the 2010 Moab Jeep® Safari. The Mopar Ram Runner served as the Official Pace Truck of the Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series this season, where Mopar-powered Ram Truck drivers dominated, winning 27 total races and claiming the championship in all three PRO classes. With the debut of the Mopar V-10 Competition Off-Road Race Engine, the evolution of the Mopar off-road racing program continues.

The 800 horsepower Mopar V-10 Competition Off-Road Race Engine is hand assembled to exacting standards by race engine builders and features an aluminum block with aluminum cylinder heads. The Mopar V-10 Competition Engine is designed for the rigors of off-road racing and pulls 695 lb. ft. of torque with an operating range of up to 7,000 rpm. The race-calibrated engine includes a forged steel crankshaft with forged steel connecting rods and forged aluminum pistons with a compression ratio of 12.5:1. All rotating components have been balanced for maximum performance.

Mopar-First Features

Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:

  • Camper trailers: first to introduce off-road camper trailers
  • Vehicle-information apps: first to introduce smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers
  • Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals in a DVD and brief user-guide format
  • Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): first to market with a new interactive vehicle tracking device that sends owner a text when vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on pre-set parameters
  • 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak: first to introduce a 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag-race package car
  • Wi-Fi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot
  • WiTECH: first to support vehicle diagnosis and software updates leveraging off-the-shelf personal computers and a dedicated wireless tool network

About the Mopar Brand

Mopar is Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand.

Mopar distributes approximately 280,000 parts and accessories in more than 90 countries and is the source for all original-equipment parts for Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram vehicles. Mopar parts are unique in that they are engineered with the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles — a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. A complete list of Mopar accessories and performance parts is available at http://www.mopar.com.

More than 70 Years of Mopar

When Chrysler bought Dodge in 1928, the need for a dedicated parts manufacturer, supplier and distribution system to support the growing enterprise led to the formation of the Chrysler Motor Parts Corporation (CMPC) in 1929.

Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was trademarked for a line of antifreeze products in 1937. It also was widely used as a moniker for the CMPC. The Mopar brand made its mark in the 1960s — the muscle-car era. The Chrysler Corporation built race-ready Dodge and Plymouth “package cars” equipped with special high-performance parts. Mopar carried a line of “special parts” for super-stock drag racers and developed its racing parts division called Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use.

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Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane.

Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane.

August 29, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – This Week in Motorsports is a video recap of weekend motorsports events in NASCAR, the Nationwide series and other competitions under the Chrysler Group LLC banner. This week, Penske Racing‘s Brad Keselowski roared to victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

August 28, 2011 , BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s not open for debate. It’s a fact. Brad Keselowski is the hottest driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Not co-point leaders Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson. Keselowski has sole possession of the honor.

Add in the entire No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team from Penske Racing. The race cars have been fast and durable. The pit calls have continually improved the performance throughout the race. The pit stops have been flawless.

The proof is in the results. Keselowski recorded his second win in the last four races and fourth consecutive top-three finish with his victory Saturday night in the Irwin Tools Night Race at one of the toughest track in motorsports, Bristol Motor Speedway.

Keselowski led the final 80 laps in the 500-lap event on the .533-mile, high-banked track. He grabbed the lead from Martin Truex Jr. on the restart following the sixth caution and wasn’t threatened the rest of the way.

“This is a race of champions. I can’t believe it,” Keselowski said. “There are races that pay more money and races with more prestige, but this is the coolest damn one of them all.”

Keselowski jumped to 11th in the season point standings, just 21 out of 10th. His sights are set on one of the automatic berths in the Chase that goes to the top-10 in the point standings after the 26th race at Richmond. Even if he doesn’t make it into the top 10, he has three wins and a near lock for one of the two wild card berths in the Chase as long as he remains in the top 20 in the standings.

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