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KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge) -- Wins Third pole of the season, ties Dodge driver Ryan Newman for most poles in 2004. "I love qualifying, and it makes it even more fun when you've got Tommy Baldwin and all the other guys on...

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge) -- Wins Third pole of the season, ties Dodge driver Ryan Newman for most poles in 2004.

"I love qualifying, and it makes it even more fun when you've got Tommy Baldwin and all the other guys on this race team that give me this great car for qualifying. I need to thank everybody at the engine shop, Dodge Dealers, UAW, everybody that's part of this team did a great job. We put more effort into qualifying now than I ever did in Busch. We put two hours into it every Friday, but we put the same amount of time as everybody else.

"I was very pleased with the lap. We were good in practice, but to run three tenths quicker in qualifying says a lot for the team. They gave me a real good racecar. I'm really looking forward to Sunday. You feel the wind a lot in different spots of the corners. You definitely feel it going down the straightaways, but it didn't affect our car too much. That's a good thing.

"The car was really good. I got loose off turn four. I just stayed in it, but it was exciting. It was a good lap. I was pretty happy when they said first. This is a great track to qualify good at. It's a good racetrack. There will be some passing going on. You don't have to start in the front here to win the race by any means, but it sure feels good to win the pole."

-dodge motorsports-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ryan Newman , Tommy Baldwin