California Speedway names Kahne to Walk of Fame

KASEY KAHNE SET TO JOIN CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY WALK OF FAME SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA -- Kasey Kahne, the driver of the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger, will take his place alongside past California Speedway NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race winners...

KASEY KAHNE SET TO JOIN CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY WALK OF FAME

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA -- Kasey Kahne, the driver of the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger, will take his place alongside past California Speedway NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race winners when he is inducted into the California Speedway Walk of Fame on Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 pm. Fans can join Speedway officials and Kahne as his footprints, signature and a bronze plaque are preserved in concrete during an enshrinement ceremony held at Gate 12.

Kahne, one of NASCAR's brightest and most popular young drivers took home the checkered flag at last year's Labor Day weekend NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race at California Speedway. That victory marked the fifth of a Cup-high six victories Kahne would notch in a memorable 2006. In earning the win, Kahne's average race speed of 144.462 mph set a new record for fastest average race speed in California Speedway's September Cup race.

Kahne joins Jeff Gordon ('97, '99 & 04), Mark Martin ('98), Jeremy Mayfield ('00), Rusty Wallace ('01), Jimmie Johnson ('02), Kurt Busch ('03), Elliott Sadler ('04), Kyle Busch ('05), Greg Biffle ('05) and Matt Kenseth ('06) as drivers to be enshrined at the Speedway's Walk of Fame.

-credit: cs

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Matt Kenseth , Rusty Wallace , Greg Biffle , Kurt Busch , Jimmie Johnson , Kasey Kahne , Elliott Sadler , Kyle Busch , Mark Martin