Fontana II: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES "We can't control what other teams do these next two races. Our focus is on the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger and how we perform. Our objective is to make the Chase. Two things must occur for that to happen. First, we...

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES

"We can't control what other teams do these next two races. Our focus is on the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger and how we perform. Our objective is to make the Chase. Two things must occur for that to happen. First, we have to have two good races -- wins would certainly help, but we definitely need top-five finishes. Then, a driver sixth through tenth in the standings must have a problem. A 100-point swing can happen in one race. We still have two opportunities to get in the Chase. We just have to do our part to put the No.9 Dodge Charger in a position to take advantage of every opportunity.

"This is a humbling sport. It's about ups and downs. That's what makes it so good. We've had great cars this year. We're confident we have a car capable of winning at California. We've run well there, qualified on the pole, had a couple of top-five finishes and led laps. We've had success at Richmond. We need and opportunity and then take advantage of it."

STATS & FACTS

KASEY KAHNE FAST FACTS

In five races at California Speedway, Kahne has two top-five and three top-10 finishes.

Kahne has two top-10 starts and one pole at Fontana, which he won in his debut race at the California Speedway during his rookie season.

Kahne's best finish at California is a second, coming in his rookie year in the fall 2004 Pop Secret 500.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne