Martinsville II: Kasey Kahne preview

Kevin "Kiwi" Duncan, shock specialist and rear tire carrier for the No. 9 Budweiser Ford team, is one of the 43 crewmen selected to serve as grand marshals for Sunday's TUMS Fast Relief 500. Duncan, a native of Hamilton, New Zealand, raced ...

Kevin "Kiwi" Duncan, shock specialist and rear tire carrier for the No. 9 Budweiser Ford team, is one of the 43 crewmen selected to serve as grand marshals for Sunday's TUMS Fast Relief 500. Duncan, a native of Hamilton, New Zealand, raced motorcycles for years and worked with IndyCar Series teams for years before moving over to NASCAR.

Kasey Kahne discusses racing at Martinsville Speedway:

What are your thoughts on racing at Martinsville? "As a driver, I've learned a lot about racing at Martinsville. The first time I raced at the track, I could barely go around it. I wasn't even close to qualifying well. The next year, I was better and the car drove ten times better than the year before and we ran second. It's a tough track and I think that some people pick this track up quicker than others, but I also think that you need a car with a good set up to win a race at Martinsville."

Does patience play a large role there? "I think it does, but hopefully not as much because you're not worried about aero here. It's more about handling and getting the car to turn and trying to get as much forward drive off the corner as you can. That's the good thing about Martinsville, there's no real aero tight there. If you're tight, you're tight -- your car just isn't turning that day."

-source: budweiser

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne