Charlotte: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES: "There are a few races every driver wants to win. The Coca-Cola 600 is one of those races. Our No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger team celebrated in victory lane last year after winning the event. Several crew members...

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES:

"There are a few races every driver wants to win. The Coca-Cola 600 is one of those races. Our No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger team celebrated in victory lane last year after winning the event. Several crew members called it the biggest thrill of their racing career. It was certainly a highlight in my career. I know our crew would like to get our first win of the year Sunday night. That would certainly help with the disappointing start we've had this season. We will get things worked out. We will. We're making progress. We haven't gotten there yet, but we will. This is definitely one of the toughest races on the driver both mentally and physically. I'm ready for the challenge and I know Kenny (Francis, team director) and the team are ready to do everything possible to put the No. 9 Dodge in the winner's circle this weekend."

QUICK FACTS

* Kahne swept both the spring and fall races at Lowe's in 2006.

* He has led a total 550 laps at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

* His average start at the "Beast of the Southeast" is 11.5.

* Kahne has qualified in the top-10 in all but two career starts at the 1.5-mile quad-oval.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne