Daytona II: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE: "It's difficult to believe, but seventh in the Daytona 500 is our best finish this year. Just when we think we've found the answer, we uncover another issue to address. This weekend, it's not about the car of tomorrow. Instead, the...

KASEY KAHNE:

"It's difficult to believe, but seventh in the Daytona 500 is our best finish this year. Just when we think we've found the answer, we uncover another issue to address. This weekend, it's not about the car of tomorrow. Instead, the focus turns to restrictor plate racing. Our Dodge Dealers team just needs something good to happen to get some momentum as we head into the second half of the season.

"It's is always exciting to run a special paint scheme, especially at Daytona under the lights. We've run some cars with Adam Sandler movies on them in the past and they've always been a big hit. The last movie scheme we ran was in Michigan last year. We were fortunate enough to take that car to victory lane and hopefully we'll be able to have the same success this weekend. We had a great run at the Daytona 500. Hopefully we'll have that same kind of success this time around."

QUICK FACTS

* Kahne will be running a special paint scheme on the No. 9 this weekend in honor of the new Adam Sandler movie, "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry". It stars Sandler, Kevin James and Jessica Biel.

* Kahne's best finish of the season in the Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge came at the Daytona 500 when he finished seventh.

* The seventh-place finish earlier this year at DIS was his career best at 2.5 mile tri-oval.

* Kahne has just one DNF in seven starts at Daytona. He's logged 1,130 laps at the legendary speedway.

* The No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW team continues to move up in the owner point standings. The Evernham Motorsports entry is currently 27th, less than 70 points out of 23rd.

-credit: em

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne