Martinsville II: Dodge Motorsports Chase notes

2009 CHASE REWIND * Kahne started the 2009 Chase sixth in driver standings. Busch started the Chase eighth in the standings. * Busch race results: Loudon (6th), Dover (5th), Kansas (11th), Fontana (8th), Lowe's (10th) He is currently fifth in...

2009 CHASE REWIND

* Kahne started the 2009 Chase sixth in driver standings. Busch started the Chase eighth in the standings.

* Busch race results: Loudon (6th), Dover (5th), Kansas (11th), Fontana (8th), Lowe's (10th) He is currently fifth in driver standings.

* Kahne race results: Loudon (38th), Dover (8th), Kansas (sixth), Fontana (34th), Lowe's (3rd). He is currently ninth in the Chase standings.

* Engine problem relegates Kahne to 38th at Loudon. Drops to 12th in Chase.

* Busch trails leader Jimmie Johnson by 177 points. Kahne is 331 points behind the leader.

* Kurt Busch has three top-10 finishes in four Chase races this season.

THE CHASE --BUSCH AT MARTINSVILLE

* Bank of America 500: Qualified: 26th
* Martinsville career starts: 18
* Martinsville career wins: 1
* Martinsville career top 5s: 2
* Martinsville career top 10s: 4
* Busch was the 2004 Sprint Cup champion.
* Busch is making his fourth Chase appearance and second driving a Dodge.
* Busch's best finish at Martinsville came in 2002 when he won the event.
* Average start at Lowe's: 21.8 Average finish: 17

THE CHASE -- KAHNE AT MARTINSVILLE

* Bank of America 500: Qualified: 37th
* Martinsville career starts: 11
* Martinsville career wins: 0
* Martinsville career top 5s: 1
* Martinsville career top 10s: 2
* Kahne won six races in 2006 en route to his only previous berth in the Chase He finished eighth in the final standings.
* Kahne's best finish at Martinsville came in 2005 when he finished second.
* Average start at Lowe's: 21 Average finish: 18.5

DID YOU KNOW

* Rusty Wallace scored the last Dodge victory at Martinsville In April 2004.

* Kahne started 14th and finished 33rd in last year's fall event at Martinsville Speedway.

* Kurt Busch's best finish in the fall event at Martinsville came in 2002 when he led 111 laps en route to the event win.

* Dodge has 10 wins at Martinsville including three sweeps (1953, 1956 and 1975).

* Kurt Busch is one of only two drivers to lead in all 5 Chase races (Jimmie Johnson).

* Dodge's Richard Petty Richard Petty scored 15 victories at Martinsville, the most by any driver.

* Twenty-two consecutive Chase races have been won by Chase drivers.

THEY SAID IT

Kurt Busch, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge

"I had a 92-point lead heading to Atlanta one year (2004) and blew a motor. That lead blew up in smoke. Anything can happen. I feel like where we are in points, 177 back, he's gained those on us these first five races. What's to say that we can't gain that back on him in the next five."

Kasey Kahne, No. 9 Budweiser Dodge

"There are a lot of things that we've done this year as a team that are much better then what we've done in the past no matter where we end up in the points. It's just things that we can build on, try to stick together and make progress."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Kurt Busch , Jimmie Johnson , Richard Petty , Kasey Kahne