Daytona 500: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES "We've made a lot of progress with our superspeedway program since last year. In practice and the Budweiser Shootout we proved we have good engines and a good race car. The Evernham engines have really improved this year. The...

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES

"We've made a lot of progress with our superspeedway program since last year. In practice and the Budweiser Shootout we proved we have good engines and a good race car. The Evernham engines have really improved this year. The guys at the shop have really stepped it up. The No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger has been good in the draft. We had a good car in the Shootout and I think our Daytona 500 Dodge Charger will be even better."

"Our team has done a good job preparing for the race. We have a couple of practice sessions on Wednesday and then the Daytona Duel on Thursday. We intend to take full advantage of those opportunities to find any final adjustments we need for Sunday's race. It's going to be a lot of fun, knowing we have a race car capable of running up front."

FACTS

KASEY KAHNE IN THE DAYTONA 500

* This weekend's race marks Kahne's third start in the Daytona 500. In 2005, he started 37th and finished the race in 22nd place, and in 2004 he started 27th and finished 41st after losing an engine.

KASEY KAHNE AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

* In four races at Daytona, Kahne has led four laps and earned $748,675. His career-best start and finish at the track came in July of 2005 when Kahne took the green flag in 19th place and ended the race in 16th.

* In his last two runs in the Duel at Daytona, Kasey started fourth and finished 13th in 2004, and started 10th and finished 24th in 2005.

KASEY KAHNE BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT RESULTS

* Kahne started fifth in Sunday's rain-delayed Budweiser Shootout and finished 18th after getting caught up in an accident early in the race.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne