Martinsville: Kasey Kahne preview

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES: "We had a great race car at Bristol, the most competitive car I've had there. There's nothing you can do about a flat tire. Our Dodge Avenger was definitely a top-10 car, probably a top five. I'm disappointed with the ...

KASEY KAHNE QUOTES:

"We had a great race car at Bristol, the most competitive car I've had there. There's nothing you can do about a flat tire. Our Dodge Avenger was definitely a top-10 car, probably a top five. I'm disappointed with the finish, but not the performance of the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger at the first COT race.

"I enjoy racing at Martinsville. Kenny (Francis, team director) has given me very competitive race cars in the past. I don't think we will see a big difference in that performance level with the COT. I don't know how much of what we learned at Bristol will transfer to the setup at Martinsville, but the effort by everyone at Evernham Motorsports on the COT will continue to pay off for all three teams."

KAHNE'S PICK TO WIN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: OHIO STATE

"Before the tournament, I picked Ohio State and Florida to make it to the Final Four with the Buckeyes winning the championship. I'm not changing my prediction now".

QUICK FACTS

* Kahne has two top-10s at the half-mile shortrack in Martinsville. His best finish of second came in the spring of 2005.

* In his six career starts at Martinsville, Kahne has acquired just a single DNF.

* Kahne's best starting spot at Martinsville came in the spring race in 2006 when he started fifth.

* Kahne's average finish is 15.8 at Martinsville.

-credit: em

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne