Daytona II: Kasey Kahne preview

Kasey Kahne climbs behind the wheel of the Klondike Dodge for this weekend's Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway. Kahne finished 10th at Dover in his most recent NNS start. The 28-year-old owns 12 starts at Daytona and is no...

Kasey Kahne climbs behind the wheel of the Klondike Dodge for this weekend's Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway. Kahne finished 10th at Dover in his most recent NNS start.

The 28-year-old owns 12 starts at Daytona and is no stranger to success there. He has led 15 laps and earned one top-five and four top-10 finishes.

"Daytona is just a crap-shoot," Kahne explained. "You never know what's going to happen. Unfortunately, in our last race there, we were caught up in something that wasn't our mess. That's just the way Daytona is. Everyone says they're going to race smart, but in the last 20 laps your manners get thrown out the window and it's every man for himself. That makes for some exciting racing."

During the spring event at Daytona the team was caught up in a late race accident and finished 35th.

DRIVER KASEY KAHNE:

"It will be a good time being back in the Klondike Dodge Friday night. Running under the lights at Daytona is such a cool experience. And we always seem to put on a good show for the fans there.

"I'm hoping we can carry some of the recent success we've had on the Cup side over to the Nationwide Series. Gillett Evernham Motorsports has four strong teams and for some reason we just haven't been able to capitalize on that in the No. 9 Klondike Dodge. We're hoping to change that at Daytona.

"Daytona is just a crap-shoot. You never know what's going to happen. Unfortunately, in our last race there, we were caught up in something that wasn't our mess. That's just the way Daytona is. Everyone says they're going to race smart, but in the last 20 laps your manners get thrown out the window and it's every man for himself. That makes for some exciting racing."

NOTES

Chassis

* Kahne will drive chassis No. B26 at Daytona. This is the same chassis the team raced at Daytona and Talladega this season.

-credit: gem

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne