Loudon II: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES "These final 10 races are very important for our team. First, we want another win or two this year. Second, we want to work on the consistency that's needed to be a Chase team and compete for the championship. We've shown the...

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES

"These final 10 races are very important for our team. First, we want another win or two this year. Second, we want to work on the consistency that's needed to be a Chase team and compete for the championship. We've shown the kind of consistency the past couple of weeks that puts a team in position to compete for the win. Tommy (Baldwin, team director) has our Dodge Charger handling better each week and he's making great calls in the pits that put us in position to race for the win.

"We're looking forward to these final 10 races. Tommy and the team want to get a handle on everything for next year. We want to finish the season strong, and be ready for a fast start when we head to Daytona next February."

STATS & FACTS

KAHNE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE

This weekend will mark Kahne's fourth NASCAR Nextel Cup Series start at New Hampshire. He's earned one top five, three top 10s and 49 laps led at the track.

Kahne earned consecutive top 10 finishes in his first three starts at the track -- eighth, fourth, and sixth. He earned his best start of second at the track in spring of 2005.

Kahne has earned an average start of 6.7 and an average finish of 6.0 at New Hampshire. Of all active drivers who have made more than two starts at the track, Kahne has the best finishing average. Kahne ranks second at New Hampshire in average starts among active drivers.

KAHNE AT RICHMOND

After starting 14th on the grid, Kahne raced within the top-10 for most of the night leading six laps, and finishing out the night in eighth.

A PERFECT SCORE

After competing in only three races at New Hampshire, Kahne has completed 100 percent of the laps of the 900 accounted for.

IN GOOD COMPANY

Kahne has earned an average start of 13th for the 2005 season. Out of the drivers who have competed in all 26 races this year, Kahne is in a five-way tie with Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Jimmy Johnson, and Tony Stewart for third place.

POINTS STANDINGS

After racing at Richmond, Kahne jumped to the 20th position of the NASCAR Nextel Cup points standings. His points total of 2,739 is 140 points out of 15th and 250 out of 11th.

EVERNHAM MOTORSPORTS MILESTONES

Kahne's win at Richmond, in addition to teammate Jeremy Mayfield's victory at Michigan, marked the first time that Evernham Motorsports teammates had each won a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race in the same season.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Greg Biffle , Kurt Busch , Kasey Kahne