KASEY KAHNE QUOTES: "We're disappointed with the results the last three weeks, but that's behind us. Bristol is next. Kenny (Francis, team director) will be back. The No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge team is focused. The performance has been ...
KASEY KAHNE QUOTES:
"We're disappointed with the results the last three weeks, but that's behind us. Bristol is next. Kenny (Francis, team director) will be back. The No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge team is focused. The performance has been there. We just need to turn the performance into positive results at the end of the day.
"I'm excited about going to Bristol and see what the Car of Tomorrow is like with all the racecars on the track under race conditions. I think the race itself will be similar to what we've had at Bristol in the past. Some cars were still struggling in the test and others seemed like they were pretty good. I think the No. 9 Dodge Avenger and our Evernham Motorsports cars will be pretty good.
"The Car of Tomorrow is definitely different. It looks better to me today than it did a year ago. I don't know that it looks futuristic, but it's going to be our future. I think it will be a cool car to race as time goes on.
"Some of the teams figured things out during the test and others didn't. Those cars were bouncing all over the place. That's the difference with the front end of the COT compared to the car we have now. We got our Dodge Avenger settled down and hooked up with the track. I liked the results we had at the test."
* Kahne has qualified the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge inside the top-10 in four of his six starts at Bristol Motor Speedway.
* Kahne was the fastest Dodge in all three sessions during day one of Car of Tomorrow testing at Bristol. His fastest lap was 15.776 sec. at 121.628 mph.
* Kahne's best finish at Bristol was in the spring of 2006 when he came home 10th.